Myanmar army says deadly strike against rebels meant only as 'warning'

November 21, 2014 7:43 AM

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YANGON (Reuters) - The Myanmar army said that a deadly artillery attack on an insurgent military academy had been intended only as a "warning" strike, local media reported, amid mounting tensions ahead of renewed negotiations for a ceasefire.

Twenty-three cadets were killed on Wednesday when a shell hit the training center on the outskirts of Laisa, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) capital on the border with China in Kachin State.

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