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Myanmar: Fresh Clashes Between Muslims, Buddhists

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 07:15 AM

YANGON, Myanmar — Authorities in Myanmar say fresh clashes have erupted between Muslims and Buddhists in the west of the country. At least three people are dead and hundreds of homes have been burned.

Rakhine state Attorney-General Hla Thein says the violence broke out Sunday in two townships north of the state capital Sittwe.

The unrest comes four months after ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims turned on one another after the alleged rape and murder of a Buddhist woman by three Rakhine men in late May.

Hla Thein said Tuesday that that the latest unrest centered around the remote Mrauk-U and Minbya townships, both reachable only by foot.

He says authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the townships Monday.

There was no immediate word on the situation in the region Tuesday.

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Authorities in Myanmar say fresh clashes have erupted between Muslims and Buddhists in the west of the country. At least three people are dead and hundreds of homes have been burned.
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