CSM: Fighting in northeastern Myanmar puts China's army on alert
After an attack by ethnic separatists near China's border with Myanmar, China said that its military would act to protect its citizens.
Fighting broke out on the border between Myanmar (also called Burma) and China on Sunday when several armed groups in Muse and Kutkai, towns in northeastern Myanmar’s Shan state, attacked military and police posts there.
The Chinese government reported that eight people were killed and 29 wounded in the confrontation overnight on Sunday. The country’s defense ministry, in a statement on its website, urged caution and peace to avoid greater damage, and said it was providing shelter for some people who fled across the Myanmar border to escape the fighting.
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