Clashes continue in Kayin State

07 July 2015
Clashes continue in Kayin State

Fighting between the Myanmar army and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) broke out again on Monday in Kayin State RFA reported on 6 July.
The clashes between Myanmar troops and the DKBA lasted throughout most of the day in four areas in Kayin state along a highway that connects Myanmar with Thailand at Myawaddy.
Another clash occurred on Saturday when fire was exchanged after government troops demanded that the DKBA remove a security and toll station in the state’s Kawkareik township near the Thai border.
DKBA and government officials will meet on 7 July in the state capital Hpa-an to try to end the hostilities with representatives from the Karen National Union (KNU) serving as mediators the report stated.