In an echo of 2015 when Laukkai was also the scene of intense fighting, some families fled south to the Shan state town of Lashio, taking with them rumours of a looming army "clearance operation".
This week, the Myanmar government said at least 30 people were killed in fighting triggered by a pre-dawn attack by an ethnic rebel group.
"I strongly urge all sides to come to the peace negotiating table by abandoning the armed attacks, which have caused many deaths and problems for the citizens, who are not guilty, and the residents of the area", Suu Kyi said in a statement late Monday in response to the Kokang attacks, according to Reuters.
The MNDAA attack on Laukkai-the first in the town since a large offensive in February 2015-killed at least five policemen and five local residents and sent thousands fleeing across the border to China.
The MNDAA and other three members of the Northern Alliance-the AA, Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)-have been fighting Myanmar forces in northern Shan and Kachin states. "Parties concerned should stay committed to peacefully resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation".
Khu Oo Reh, leader of the UNFC delegation, said Friday that if Myanmar's powerful military agreed to their nine-point proposal, the rebel alliance would sign the 2015 Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) - inked by the previous quasi-civilian government and eight out of the 15 groups invited.
In an official statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang said, "Parties concerned should stop fighting immediately so as to prevent the situation from getting worse, and restore normal order in the border areas as soon as possible".
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The latest clashes are in Shan, a northeastern state which has seen repeated bouts of fighting between the army and ethnic minority groups since November, undercutting a government peace bid.
The violence is a blow to efforts by Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to end decades of conflict.
The 42-year-old owner of the Fuyuan Hotel, who identified himself by his surname Yang, said: "All we can do is to help them and give them food".
The attack came after the Nobel Peace Prize victor met a delegation of ethnic armed groups last week to convince them to participate in a major peace conference.
They speak a Chinese dialect and use the Chinese yuan as currency.
An army source told AFP fighting was continuing as darkness fell.
The MNDAA and government troops engaged in three separate clashes this morning, he said, adding that at about 2 a.m., the [Myanmar] military used heavy weapons and dropped bombs that exploded in China's territory.
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