Myanmar conflicts in northern Shan State

epa04624223 A rescue truck loaded with fleeing locals passes armed military troops near self-administered Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, 17 February 2015. Myanmar’s president has declared martial law in Shan State’s northern Kokang region after heavy fighting between troops and rebels. Myanmar state media reported on 13 February 2015, that some 47 soldiers were killed, 73 wounded, and five vehicles were destroyed during clashes with Kokang rebels, who attacked military stations with the intent to capture the Laukkai, in a border area with China in northern Myanmar. Thousands of people living around Laukkai are fleeing as clashes outbreak continue in the area. EPA/LYNN BO BO