Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

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By AYE AYE WIN | Associated Press – 7 hrs ago

  • A Myanmar police officer rides a motorbike past debris of buildings and a truck destroyed during ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslim, as he provides security in Meikhtila, about 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, March 25, 2013. Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar spread to at least two other towns in the country's heartland over the weekend, undermining government efforts to quash an eruption of violence that has killed dozens of people and displaced 10,000 more. On Sunday, Vijay Nambiar, the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser on Myanmar, toured Meikhtila, where soldiers were able to impose order after several days of anarchy, and called on the government to punish those responsible. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
  • View PhotoAssociated Press/Khin Maung Win – A Myanmar police officer rides a motorbike past debris of buildings and a truck destroyed during ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslim, as he provides security in Meikhtila, …more 

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  • Three Buddhist monks walk on a road near a mosque in Meikhtila, about 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, March 25, 2013. Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar spread to at least two other towns in the country's heartland over the weekend, undermining government efforts to quash an eruption of violence that has killed dozens of people and displaced 10,000 more. On Sunday, Vijay Nambiar, the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser on Myanmar, toured Meikhtila, where soldiers were able to impose order after several days of anarchy and called on the government to punish those responsible. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)View PhotoThree Buddhist monks walk on a …
  • A man walks among debris of buildings destroyed during ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslim in Meikhtila, about 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, March 25, 2013. Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila spread to at least two other towns in the country's heartland over the weekend, undermining government efforts to quash an eruption of violence that has killed dozens of people and displaced 10,000 more. On Sunday, Vijay Nambiar, the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser on Myanmar, toured Meikhtila, where soldiers were able to impose order after several days of anarchy, and called on the government to punish those responsible. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)View PhotoA man walks among debris of buildings …

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar’s predominantly Buddhist heartland over the weekend, destroying mosques and burning dozens of homes despite government efforts to stem the nation’s latest outbreak of sectarian violence.

President Thein Sein had declared an emergency in central Myanmar on Friday and deployed army troops to the worst-hit city, Meikhtila, where 32 people were killed and 10,000 mostly Muslim residents were displaced. But even as soldiers restored order there after several days of anarchy in which armed Buddhists torched the city’s Muslim quarters, the unrest has spread south toward the capital, Naypyitaw.

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2 Responses to Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

  1. Richard says:

    welcome to the future.

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