Who are Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups? – BBC News

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    An ethnic armed group in Myanmar has been accused by state media of killing twenty-five construction workers in the east of the country. The KNDO is among many armed groups whose military campaigns have flared up after February’s military coup. But who are the ethnic armed groups of Myanmar and why are they fighting again now?

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    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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