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Myanmar village burned after fighting; residents blame security forces

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(Reuters) – Security forces set ablaze a village in central Myanmar after clashing there with opponents of the ruling junta, leaving at least two elderly people burned to death, several village residents said on Wednesday. MRTV state television said the blaze on Tuesday at Kin Ma, a village of about 800 people in the Magway Region, was caused by “terrorists” and that media who reported otherwise were “deliberately plotting to discredit the military”. Reuters was unable to independently verify the cause of the blaze. A junta spokesman did not answer calls requesting comment. All that remained o…

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