23 Kachin cadets killed, 13 injured in artillery attack

November 20, 2014 4:49 AM

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23 Kachin cadets killed, 13 injured in artillery attack

Twenty-three cadets from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) were killed and 13 injured when an officers’ training camp near Laiza was hit directly by an artillery shell on Wednesday.

La Nan, spokesperson for the KIA, said the training camp in Wei Kyaing Bum was hit by a 105mm shell fired from Burmese government forces’ positions on nearby Hkaya Bum Hill at around noon on 19 November.

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