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In Myanmar’s Chin state, a grassroots rebellion grows

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By Devjyot Ghoshal and Chanchinmawia CHAMPHAI, India (Reuters) – The former boxer said he and his comrades were perched on a hillside near the town of Mindat, in Myanmar’s northwest, and preparing to ambush a patrol of soldiers when the troops opened fire and a bullet smashed into his forearm. “I tried to run but I got shot again in the upper arm,” Za Latt Thwey, who requested that he be identified by the name he uses as a boxer, told Reuters near a safe house in India’s Mizoram state, which borders Myanmar. An Indian orthopaedic surgeon’s note said the 25-year-old had suffered a gunshot wound…

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