47 Myanmar soldiers reported dead in clashes with Kokang rebels

February 13, 2015 8:49 AM

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47 Myanmar soldiers reported dead in clashes with Kokang rebels

(CNN)Days of clashes with rebels from a minority ethnic group in northern Myanmar have left 47 government soldiers dead and dozens more wounded, state media reported Friday.

The fighting with the Kokang rebels began Monday in the town of Laukkai, near the border with China, the state-run newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar said.

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