Update March 15, 2015

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Myanmar denies bombing inside China amid Beijing’s protest

Sumel Sarker

Myanmar's Kokang region seen from the Chinese side from a hill top observation pavilion in Nansan in southwestern China's Yunnan province, Sunday, Aug 30, 2009.  Fighting subsided Sunday along China's southern border after days of clashes between Myanmar government troops and ethnic rebels sent up to 30,000 refugees streaming into China.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Myanmar’s Kokang region seen from the Chinese side from a hill top observation pavilion in Nansan in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, Sunday, Aug 30, 2009. Fighting subsided Sunday along China’s southern border after days of clashes between Myanmar government troops and ethnic rebels sent up to 30,000 refugees streaming into China.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

15 March 2015, Nirapad News: Myanmar is denying Chinese accusations that one of its warplanes crossed China’s border and dropped a bomb that killed four farmers.

A senior official in Myanmar’s presidential office said Sunday his government regrets the deaths but denied that the bombing was carried out by Myanmar. He suggested it could have been the work of a group seeking to create confusion.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity of the matter.

The incident occurred as the Myanmar government stepped up its fight against ethnic Chinese rebels in the country’s Kokang region along China’s southwestern border.

China says the bomb killed four Chinese in a sugarcane field Friday and wounded nine others. Beijing strongly protested the bombing and says it has sent fighter jets to warn off further intrusion.

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