Myanmar forces fire warning shots to break up mobs

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          AP /  March 27, 2013

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces fired shots into the air to break up new religious violence as attacks on Muslim targets continued despite government attempts to halt them, state television reported Wednesday.

The evening TV report said there were attacks against ‘‘religious buildings,’’ shops and houses on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bago region north of Yangon, and warning shots were fired to stop the unrest. No casualties were reported.

It said curfews and a ban on public gatherings were imposed in two more townships, bringing the total to nine.

Residents contacted by phone said the targets were Muslims.

Occasional isolated violence involving majority Buddhists and minority Muslims has occurred for decades, even under the authoritarian military governments that ruled the country from 1962 to 2011. But tensions have heightened since last year when hundreds of people were killed and more than 100,000 made homeless in violence in western Myanmar between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya.

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3 Replies to “Myanmar forces fire warning shots to break up mobs”

  1. Buddhists were wiped out of Central Asia and Afghanistan which used to be all Hindu Buddhist.

    Hindus are being killed, attacked, temples vandalized and destroyed in near by Bangladesh. The Muslim party there vowed to make Bangladesh Hinduless. Massive religious cleansing is ongoing on right now and not much is heard by MSM or the UN. A trailer of a poorly made film on Mohammed is enough to get the President of the US to condemn it in the UN. But Hindu temples destroyed, Hindu living people being targeted for religious cleansing and you hear silence.

  2. Odumbo is a muslm why condemn what he has worked for through his support for the Arab spring. He could have spoken up about abuse to non Muslims but no he cannot be loves Islam .

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