A Burmese state-run newspaper says insurgents have attacked a team of government workers in the center of the country, killing two workers and wounding five others.
The "New Light of Myanmar" says the insurgents carried out the attack Wednesday as the civil servants were traveling to the town of Htantabin from a nearby village.
The report says the militants detonated a landmine and then opened fire, killing the two workers. It says Burmese forces have been hunting for the attackers.
The newspaper accused the insurgents of committing atrocities to undermine peace in the country.
The attack took place in a region where Burmese troops have been fighting ethnic Karen rebels.
The Karen National Union has battled the government for more than 50 years in a campaign for greater autonomy.