YANGON, Myanmar (AP) _ Described by colleagues as ill and running low on food, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi returned home Wednesday night after being stopped at a military roadblock for six days, the government said.

A statement said top leaders of her political party went to the roadblock site west of the capital, Yangon, to try to persuade her to return home.

It gave no details of what occurred but said the country's pro-democracy leader returned to her home late Wednesday night. A government press conference was scheduled for later Thursday.

Prior to her return, the military regime told diplomats in Yangon that she had no health problems, and that the democracy leader's trip outside the Myanmar capital had been stopped to avert possible disturbances, diplomatic sources said.

Government officials stopped Suu Kyi, an associate and two drivers Friday morning as the group headed toward Bassein to meet members of her party, the National League for Democracy.

The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner refused to return to Yangon, and the military would not let her proceed. This was her third attempt this month to travel to the provinces.