3,000 flee Kachin for China

About 3,000 refugees in two camps near the border in Kachin State have fled to China after government troops seized two Kachin Independence Army (KIA) outposts.

The military took the major KIA positions, Gidon on December 16 and Laiphoun on December 27.

Civilians at the camps said that the military’s heavy artillery shells dropped near the camps amid ongoing attacks.