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Bkk Post-Military closes northern b
- Subject: Bkk Post-Military closes northern b
- From: tinkyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 00:33:00
Subject: Bkk Post-Military closes northern border as Burmese clash with Karen
Bangkok Post June 11, 1999.
Military closes northern border as Burmese clash with Karen
All checkpoints along the northern border with Burma have been closed
because of fighting between ethnic rebels and Burmese government forces, a
Third Army spokesman said yesterday.
Gen Chamlong Photong said the border areas in Tak and Chiang Mai provinces
had been sealed since May 31 to prevent hostilities from spilling into
Security officials said rebels from the Shan State Army and Karenni National
Progressive Party had launched a joint attack on Burmese troops in and
around Homong, a town that was once the stronghold of Shan drug warlord Khun