11 dead in fresh clashes in Myanmar

The region has been tense since violence erupted in northern Shan state in late November. Thousands of people have already fled their homes.

Updated: Dec 08, 2016, 16:58 PM IST
11 dead in fresh clashes in Myanmar

Yangon: At least 11 people were killed in fresh clashes between security forces and armed insurgents in northern Myanmar, a media report said.

The region has been tense since violence erupted in northern Shan state in late November. Thousands of people have already fled their homes.

On December 2, at least nine policemen were killed by the rebels. Two civilians were also reportedly killed in that incident, AFP reported.

The clashes have dealt a major blow to Suu Kyi's hopes of forging a peace agreement with insurgent groups to end the country's long-drawn violence.