Three Burmese army servicemen under investigation for the death of five local villagers in northern Shan State’s Lashio Township in June have confessed to the killings at a military tribunal.
The Burmese military dismissed independent and social media reports claiming the deceased were local villagers who had been abducted by the Burmese army.
Bodies were exhumed from shallow graves in a cornfield, nearly a week after they were detained by a Burmese army unit on suspicion of being rebel supporters.
Ground-strikes were carried out against separatist rebels within Burmese territory who claimed responsibility for an attack on military personnel last week.
Joint operations between Indian and Burmese army routing separatists, but rumours circulate that some are aiding Burmese fight in Karen state
Dec 4, 2009 (DVB), Members of the banned Indian separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Assam, have alleged that they hold strategic bases across the border in Burmese territory.…