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China summons Burma’s ambassador after Burmese aircraft kills four in Chinese territory

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BEIJING —

China has summoned Burma’s minister for a meeting after a bomb from a Burmese aircraft fell in Chinese region and killed four people, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Saturday.

The Myanmar government is battling ethnic Chinese rebels in the country’s Kokang region on the outskirt with China.

The upsurge in battling lately has sent a huge number of people escaping over the fringe into China’s Yunnan region.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the bomb hit a sugarcane field in the Chinese outskirt city of Lincang, killing four people working there on Friday and injuring nine others.

The bomb fell on Friday in a sugarcane field close to the city of Lincang, in the south-western Chinese area of Yunnan. Nine other individuals were injured, state media reported.

The incident came a few days after a stray shell from Burma smoothed a house in Chinese territory, prompting condemnation from Beijing.

Chinese vice-minister for foreign affairs Liu Zhenmin urged the Burmese ambassador, Thit Linn Ohn, to investigate the bombing and take steps to ensure the safety of the border area.

-Agencies

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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