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Myanmar Stages Surprise Attack on Kachin; 20 Dead

Ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar, also known as Burma, say the government has attacked their headquarters and military training school, killing nearly two dozen cadets. Kachin Peace Negotiator Hkun-Ja tells VOA's Burmese service the surprise artillery attack came from a tall hill outside the northern town of Laiza, which is home to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). "Twenty KIA military cadets were killed and 16 others wounded. Another front line post of KIA Battalion 26 at...

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