Sporadic fighting continues at Myanmar border

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 9, 2010 11:34

YANGON, Myanmar — Fighting between ethnic rebels and government troops rumbled on for a third day Tuesday as activists warned that the violence, which has sparked a refugee exodus from Myanmar, could escalate in the aftermath of contentious elections.

Clashes at key points along the Thai-Myanmar border since Sunday have sent some 20,000 panicked villagers into Thailand, which already shelters a quarter-million ethnic minority refugees from brutal campaigns by the Myanmar army.


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