Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

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)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 stop the nation's latest outbreak of sectarian violence from spreading.


Buddhist-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

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