An attack by Kachin resistance forces against a Burma army convoy left two soldiers dead and wounded six others in northern Shan state on July 8. The raid by troops from the 4th Brigade of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took place along the road between Nam Hkam (or Nam Kham) and Muse.
According to an official from the KIA's 4th Brigade two trucks were also destroyed in the attack. The wounded survivors appeared to have been sent to hospital in Muse for treatment.
On July 6 four government police officers were killed when KIA troops opened fire on a police station, according to a KIA official also from the group's 4th Brigade. The attack occurred at Hka Lum village near Pangsai, also Kyukok in Northern Shan state.
According to the KIA officer the rest of the police escaped to China during the attack. The KIA troops who launched the raid seized four guns and ammunition, the officer said.
Talks between government negotiators and representatives from the Kachin Independence Organization are supposed to happen later this month. Earlier this week the KIO however declined the government's request to meet in government territory.