Burmese diplomats have rejected a report from a human rights group that accused the ruling junta of using chemical weapons against ethnic rebels.
A statement released by the Burmese embassy in London late Thursday rejected Thursday's report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
The group alleged the chemical incident took place in February during a shelling of the Karenni camp near Burma's northwestern border with Thailand.
Karenni fighters said the shells fired at them emitted a yellow vapor that left many of them sick, vomiting blood, and unable to walk.
The president of the group Dr. Martin Panter said he examined five soldiers and concluded they had symptoms consistent with a chemical attack.