Al Jazeera: Deadly clashes hit Kokang in Myanmar's Shan state
Authorities say rebels attacked Chinese-speaking Kokang region while armed group says violence was self-defence.
At least 30 people have been killed in a region on Myanmar's border with China after rebels - some dressed in police uniforms - launched a surprise attack, according to authorities.
Monday's clashes were some of the worst to break out in the Chinese-speaking Kokang region of the northeastern state of Shan since fighting in 2015 left scores dead and forced tens of thousands to flee across the border into China.
Rebels from the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) group launched an attack early on Monday against police and military posts in Kokang, according to the office of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader.
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Deadly Clashes Hit Kokang Region in Myanmar's Northern Shan State -- VOA
Attacks by Rebels in Myanmar Leave Dozens Dead -- New York Times
Myanmar rebel clashes in Kokang leave 30 dead -- BBC
Security, rebels clash near Mynamar-China border; 30 dead -- UPI
30 dead in fighting in Myanmar town near China border: Govt -- AFP