Myanmar Air Force bombs Chinese territory anew, kills four

A Myanmar Air Force warplane on Friday, March 13, bombed a sugarcane field near Lincang city in China’s Yunnan province killing four and wounding nine Chinese nationals. Yunnan shares a border with Mayanmar’s Kokang region. On February 17, 2015 Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency and three month period of martial law in Kokang in response to fighting between government troops and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, a Kokang insurgent group.

People’s Liberation Army Air Force deployed number of fighter jets following the incident to “track, monitor, warn and chase away” Myanmar military planes flying close to the Chinese border, PLA Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said as quoted by Chinese government-run news agency Xinhua.

The Chinese government demanded Myanmar to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and bring justice. Myanmar was also urged to handle the after effects of the incident and take measures to prevent same incident.

On March 8, the same incident with no casualty was recorded by the Chinese government.