Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers guard a post on a hilltop overlooking the town of Laiza, facing China, in Northern Myanmar's Kachin-controlled region, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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Myanmar police said on Saturday they had opened a murder investigation into the killing of two men that residents say appeared to have been shot in the head after they were detained by soldiers in the conflict-torn north of the country.Residents say the men were ethnic Kachin farmers who were living in camps for people displaced by conflict in Maing Hkawng, a village about 30 km (20 miles) from Myanmar's border with China.More than 100,000 have been forced from their villages since a ceasefire between Myanmar's army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) broke down in 2011 .One witness said soldiers tried to put KIA uniforms on the men, according to the group, which kept the witnesses anonymous.
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