Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
Ten ethnic rebel groups say they "firmly stand with the people" during their online meeting to review nationwide truce that was brokered by ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
Kachin rebels attack police station in northern Shwegu town following military raids on Karen rebel villages in the east, an indication of deepening role of ethnic minority armed groups in support of anti-coup protests.
Fears are swirling that Saturday could become a flashpoint as military junta warns that its forces will shoot protesters in the head.
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