Clashes kill 19 in Myanmar

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Clashes kill 19 in Myanmar

Members of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army rebel group in Shan state in 2014. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

In Myanmar, nineteen people have been killed and twenty four others injured in clashes between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in Shan state.

Sources told a foreign news agency that fighting between government forces and the rebels has intensified in the country's borderlands. APP