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Burmese-Politics / Clashes (Lead 1): Lead 1-Burma-of clashes reported near the border with Thailand
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April 27 (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted on Tuesday morning near a Burmese Army's outpost in the eastern country near the border with Thailand, a region predominantly controlled by an army Karen ethnic, reported Thai witnesses.
Shots from the area could be heard since the other shore of the Salouen River, which runs along the border between the two countries. Published videos on social networks showed fires and smoke rising to the sky.
A local representative stated that the fighting was taking place near a Burmese Army's outpost in the area. "Our safe services evaluate the situation, but so far no impact has been reported on the Thai side," he added.
The spokesman for the Karen National Union (KNU) troops told Reuters that KNU had seized a Burmese Army outpost.
Padoh Saw Taw NEE indicated that KNU troops had burned the military camp and the victims of clashes were discounted.
No comments were made immediately by the Burmese army.
Since the coup of the Burmese army on February 1, KNU fighters present in the border region took a position around the military forecast and opposed Burmese soldiers in other areas. (Writing Reuters, French version Jean Terzian)
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