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Tuesday, 1 May, 2001, 10:12 GMT 11:12 UK
Three die in Thai-Burma border clash

An ethnic militia group allied with the Burmese government has attacked a Thai army post on the two countries' border.

A BBC reporter in the area says three Thai villagers were killed during the attack in Tak province by the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army.

Thai army officials said they believed the assault on the army post was in retaliation for drug seizures made by the Thai military.

The authorities in Bangkok accuse the militia of running drug factories.

Relations between Thailand and Burma are increasingly strained, with each country accusing the other of supporting militia groups on the border.

The Thai foreign minister, Surakiart Sathiratai, is in Rangoon where he's due to hold talks with his Burmese counterpart.

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