外文标题：Several hundred Chinese among 2,000 caught in Myanmar crossfire
BEIJING: Several hundred Chinese are among the 2,000 odd people trapped in crossfire between security forces and rebels of the ethnic Kachin Independence Army in the Kachin state of Myanmar, according to reports reaching here.
A few thousand people have also fled the scene as government forces intensified their attack on the rebels on Sunday.
The rebels earlier took the state transport minister Kamann Du Naw and three policemen hostage. They have released the minister but the police officers were still being held, according to the official newspaper, Global New Light of Myanmar.
早些时候，叛乱分子把交通部长Kamann Du Naw和3名警察扣为人质。据缅甸全球新光报称，那位部长已经被释放，但是三名警察仍然被扣押。
It said the violence broke out Thursday after KIA members took hostage the transport minister who was traveling through the region in a convoy. "KIA armed groups allowed the minister to proceed to his tour but abducted the policemen with arms and ammunition," it said.