Karen flee Burma army attacks

* Published: 24/01/2010 at 04:53 PM
* Online news: Breakingnews

Aid groups on Sunday expressed concern for more than 2,000 ethnic Karen villagers hiding in the eastern Burma jungle after they fled their homes to escape attacks by government soldiers.

The exodus took place in the past week as Burma's army shot and killed three villagers, burned down homes and forced a number of people into labour, according to humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers (FBR).

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