Clashes this month between the army and guerrillas left 56 soldiers and 30 rebels dead, state-run Radio Rangoon reported.

The broadcast Friday said the highest death toll - 21 soldiers and 18 rebels - was in the Shan States, one of many areas of the country plagued by an insurgency by ethnic groups demanding greater regional autonomy.The 83 clashes with "various rebel groups" Oct. 1-21 left 110 government troops wounded and six others missing, the radio said.