Shan State Army-South and the Ta’ang (Palaung) National Liberation Army have each denied responsibility for violence between the two militia groups.
Naypyidaw has extended an olive branch to the Ta-ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), inviting the armed rebels to sign a separate bilateral ceasefire.
The Restoration Council of Shan State warned political parties in Shan State to halt election campaigns in the region due to ongoing armed clashes.
24th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) reportedly lost two men when its camp, located about a mile outside the town of Namtu, was attacked.
SSA-S leader says it will not be signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement as it already entered into a ‘deed of commitment’ with the government on 12 Feb.
A Shan spokesman said the objective was to work out an MoU, because the proposed ceasefire agreement is unlikely to be signed by 12 February.