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A fire base under repairs by the Shan State Army (SSA) South's Kengtung Front, opposite Chiangrai's Mae Fa Luang district, was showered with machine gun fire from the Burma Army's Maemaw base yesterday.

No.03 - 5/2007
3 May 2007
War
 
Army-SSA swap bullets
 
A fire base under repairs by the Shan State Army (SSA) South's Kengtung Front, opposite Chiangrai's Mae Fa Luang district, was showered with machine gun fire from the Burma Army's Maemaw base yesterday.
 
The exchange of fire lasted about 5 minutes, 16:55-17:00 local time. Nobody was reported hurt. There was also no report of further clash.
 
A Shan officer said, "With the Regional Border Committee (RBC) meeting (between Thailand and Burma) as well as the Tri-annual meeting (of top Burmese commanders) coming up within the next week, carelessness is something we can hardly afford."
 
The Kengtung Front's Loi Kawwan base has been attacked several times in the past by the Burma Army all without success.
 
The base's importance lies in the fact that it is located in the two triangle areas: Burma-Laos-Thailand and Burma-China-Laos.

Loi Kawwan