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Wed, 29 May 2013 09:19:38 CDT



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^1 dead, 4 hurt in anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar<
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^By TODD PITMAN=
^Associated Press=

     LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) _ State television has reported that new
violence between Buddhists and Muslims in northeastern Myanmar has
left one person dead and four injured.

     The report did not identify the victims or their religions. Most
if not all of Wednesday's attacks in the town of Lashio appeared to
be carried out by Buddhists on Muslim targets.

     The unrest began Tuesday after a Muslim man reportedly splashed
gasoline on a Buddhist woman and set her alight. The man was
arrested but Buddhist mobs took revenge by burning a mosque, a
Muslim school and other buildings.

     Calm had appeared to return Wednesday morning, but Buddhist
gangs on motorcycles rumbled through the streets swinging sticks
and iron rods, and a movie theater was reportedly burned down.

     

     

     

     (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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