Kachin rebels in Myanmar said three civilians were killed and six wounded Monday in the first government attack on their stronghold, as fighting escalated in the country's last active civil war.
Photo taken on September 19, 2012 shows Kachin Independence Army soldiers praying at their camp outside Laiza in Myanmar. Kachin rebels on Monday said three civilians were killed and six wounded in the first direct attack by Myanmar forces on their stronghold.
Three shells landed in the centre of Laiza, a town on the northern border with China that serves as headquarters for the Kachin Independence Army, said Colonel James Lum Dau, spokesman for the KIA's political wing.
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