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Trucks burn on Myanmar-China border, insurgents blamed - state media

Trucks burn on Myanmar-China border, insurgents blamed - state media

A convoy of trucks bringing goods into Myanmar from China was set alight in what state media reported on Friday (November 24) was an insurgent attack, compounding rising insecurity which has raised concerns in neighbouring China.

The fires in the town of Muse came as China's ambassador to Myanmar met top officials in the Myanmar capital for talks on stability on the border after recent signs that their relationship has been coming under rare strain.

Myanmar's military has lost control of several towns and military outposts in the northeast and elsewhere around the country as it grapples with the biggest coordinated offensive it has faced since it seized power in a 2021 coup.

Reuters was able to confirm the location by buildings, mountains, road layout and terrain seen in the videos which matched file and satellite imagery of the area. Reuters was not able to independently verify the date when the videos were filmed.

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