At least 30 people were killed in a militant raid a town on Myanmar’s border with China on March 6.
Militants from the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) dressed in police uniforms and launched a surprise raid, AFP reported citing local authorities.
“According to initial information, many innocent civilians including a primary school teacher… were killed because of attacks by the MNDAA armed group,” the State Counsellor’s Office said in a statement.
Reports appear that the fighting is still ongoing with the usage of artillery and small arms in the town of Laukkai, a main town in the Kokang region at the Myanmar-China border.
This is the most violent incident in the region since the “Kokang offensive” in 2015 when the the Myanmar Army was conducting a military operation against the MNDAA.