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Attack On A Red Cross Convoy - 24 Feb 2015
Five people, including a Red Cross volunteer, were wounded in an attack on a car near the Myanmar-China border where battles have raged between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents.

Moe Kyaw Than, 45, a volunteer with the Myanmar Red Cross Society was wounded when the convoy he was in was fired upon despite bearing Red Cross logos. The government blamed rebel group Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army which denied involvement.
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February 17, 2015
A Myanmar Red Cross Society truck drives in the city of Lukkai to pick up people after fighting broke...
Laukkai, Myanmar
A Myanmar Red Cross Society truck drives in the city of Lukkai to pick up people after fighting broke...
A Myanmar Red Cross Society truck drives in the city of Lukkai to pick up people after fighting broke out in the Kokang region between ethnic-based group Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Myanmar army February 17, 2015. Fighting broke out on February 9 between the Myanmar army and an ethnic Kokang force called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA). At least 47 Myanmar soldiers and 26 MNDAA fighters have been killed since then, the state-backed Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported, and thousands of civilians have fled, either to other areas in Myanmar or over the border into China. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
A woman comes out from her home as a Myanmar Red Cross Society truck (not pictured) arrives to pick up...
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A woman comes out from her home as a Myanmar Red Cross Society truck arrives to pick up people after...
A woman comes out from her home as a Myanmar Red Cross Society truck (not pictured) arrives to pick up people after fighting broke out in the Kokang region between ethnic-based group Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Myanmar army, in Laukkai February 17, 2015. Fighting broke out on February 9 between the Myanmar army and an ethnic Kokang force called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA). At least 47 Myanmar soldiers and 26 MNDAA fighters have been killed since then, the state-backed Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported, and thousands of civilians have fled, either to other areas in Myanmar or over the border into China. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
A Myanmar Red Cross Society truck is seen in Laukkai city as they pick up people displaced in the fighting,...
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A Myanmar Red Cross Society truck is seen in Laukkai city as they pick up people displaced in the fighting,...
A Myanmar Red Cross Society truck is seen in Laukkai city as they pick up people displaced in the fighting, before an attack which took place between Laukkai, the capital of Kokang and Chinshwehaw, February 17, 2015. Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people on Tuesday in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar where battles have raged in the northeast between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents over two weeks, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
A truck carrying civilians displaced by fighting and volunteer rescue workers is seen as it travels as...
Laukkai, Myanmar
Truck carrying civilians displaced by fighting and volunteer rescue workers is seen as it travels as...
A truck carrying civilians displaced by fighting and volunteer rescue workers is seen as it travels as part of a Red Cross convoy, between Laukkai, the capital of the Kokang region, and Chinshwehaw February 17, 2015. Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people on Tuesday in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar where battles have raged in the northeast between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents over two weeks, a Reuters witness said. One person was shot near the eye and another in the body when the convoy of eight vehicles marked with the emblem of the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), of which this truck pictured was one, came under fire, the witness said. Fighting broke out on February 9 between the Myanmar army and a group called the called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and thousands of civilians have fled the area, either to other areas in Myanmar or over the border into China. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
A volunteer driver of a Myanmar Red Cross Society rescue team convoy talks on the phone before he was...
Laukkai, Myanmar
A volunteer driver of a Myanmar Red Cross Society rescue team convoy talks on the phone before he was...
A volunteer driver of a Myanmar Red Cross Society rescue team convoy talks on the phone before he was wounded by unknown attackers, in Laukkai February 17, 2015. Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people, one of whom was this driver, on Tuesday in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar where battles have raged in the northeast between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents over two weeks, a Reuters witness said. Fighting broke out on February 9 between the?Myanmar?army and a group called the Myanmar?National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and thousands of civilians have fled the area, either to other areas in?Myanmar?or over the border into China. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteers and people displaced by the fighting in Laukkai take cover in a...
Laukkai, Myanmar
Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteers and people displaced by the fighting in Laukkai take cover in a...
Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteers and people displaced by the fighting in Laukkai take cover in a drain during an attack, February 17, 2015. Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people on Tuesday in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar where battles have raged in the northeast between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents over two weeks, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
A volunteer with the Myanmar Red Cross Society, is helped after being wounded when the convoy he was...
Laukkai, Myanmar
A Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteer is helped after he was wounded between the capital of Kokang, Laukkai,...
A volunteer with the Myanmar Red Cross Society, is helped after being wounded when the convoy he was in, was fired upon by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), according to the Myanmar army, between the capital of Kokang, Laukkai, and Chinshwehaw, February 17, 2015. Thousands of people have been forced to flee Myanmar into the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan following fighting between Myanmar's army and insurgents, the Chinese government said, repeating a call for restraint. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
Moe Kyaw Than, 45, a volunteer with the Myanmar Red Cross Society reacts after he was wounded when the...
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Than reacts after he was wounded when the convoy he was in, was fired upon by the MNDAA, according to...
Moe Kyaw Than, 45, a volunteer with the Myanmar Red Cross Society reacts after he was wounded when the convoy he was in, was fired upon by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), according to the Myanmar army, between the capital of Kokang, Laukkai, and Chinshwehaw, February 17, 2015. Thousands of people have been forced to flee Myanmar into the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan following fighting between Myanmar's army and insurgents, the Chinese government said, repeating a call for restraint. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 17, 2015
A vehicle which was part of the Myanmar Red Cross Society is seen damaged after it came under attack...
Lashio, Myanmar
A vehicle which was part of the Myanmar Red Cross Society is seen damaged after it came under attack...
A vehicle which was part of the Myanmar Red Cross Society is seen damaged after it came under attack near Laukkai, the capital of Kokang, and Chinshwehaw, February 17, 2015. Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people on Tuesday in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar where battles have raged in the northeast between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents over two weeks, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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February 19, 2015
Moe Kyaw Than, 48, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack...
Lashio, Myanmar
Moe Kyaw Than, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on...
Moe Kyaw Than, 48, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on a red cross convoy, recuperates in a hospital in Lashio February 19, 2015. Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in the Kokang region in the east and imposed a three-month period of martial law there in an announcement on state television on Tuesday night. Fighting broke out on Feb. 9 between the Myanmar army and an ethnic Kokang force called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), causing thousands of displaced civilians to flee, either to other areas in Myanmar or over the border into China. On Tuesday, unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in a convoy of eight vehicles marked with the emblem of the Myanmar Red Cross Society that was attempting to transport civilians displaced by fighting in Laukkai, on the Chinese border, a witness said. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST HEALTH)
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February 19, 2015
Moe Kyaw Than, 48, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack...
Lashio, Myanmar
Moe Kyaw Than, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on...
Moe Kyaw Than, 48, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on a red cross convoy, recuperates in a hospital in Lashio February 19, 2015. Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in the Kokang region in the east and imposed a three-month period of martial law there in an announcement on state television on Tuesday night. Fighting broke out on Feb. 9 between the Myanmar army and an ethnic Kokang force called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), causing thousands of displaced civilians to flee, either to other areas in Myanmar or over the border into China. On Tuesday, unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in a convoy of eight vehicles marked with the emblem of the Myanmar Red Cross Society that was attempting to transport civilians displaced by fighting in Laukkai, on the Chinese border, a witness said. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST HEALTH)
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February 19, 2015
Zaw Min Htike 37, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack...
Lashio, Myanmar
Zaw Min Htike, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on...
Zaw Min Htike 37, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on a red cross convoy, holds a newspaper featuring his picture on the frontpage, at a hospital in Lashio February 19, 2015. Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in the Kokang region in the east and imposed a three-month period of martial law there in an announcement on state television on Tuesday night. Fighting broke out on Feb. 9 between the Myanmar army and an ethnic Kokang force called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), causing thousands of displaced civilians to flee, either to other areas in Myanmar or over the border into China. On Tuesday, unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in a convoy of eight vehicles marked with the emblem of the Myanmar Red Cross Society that was attempting to transport civilians displaced by fighting in Laukkai, on the Chinese border, a witness said. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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February 19, 2015
Zaw Min Htike 37, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack...
Lashio, Myanmar
Zaw Min Htike, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on...
Zaw Min Htike 37, a volunteer driver from the Myanmar red cross society who was wounded in an attack on a red cross convoy, holds his a copy of his x-ray at a hospital in Lashio February 19, 2015. Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in the Kokang region in the east and imposed a three-month period of martial law there in an announcement on state television on Tuesday night. Fighting broke out on Feb. 9 between the Myanmar army and an ethnic Kokang force called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), causing thousands of displaced civilians to flee, either to other areas in Myanmar or over the border into China. On Tuesday, unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in a convoy of eight vehicles marked with the emblem of the Myanmar Red Cross Society that was attempting to transport civilians displaced by fighting in Laukkai, on the Chinese border, a witness said. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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