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Myanmar Rakhine State Violence: Buddhist-Muslim Clashes Leave 7 Dead

posted on June 12, 2012

Religious and ethnic clashes in Myanmar that started last Friday resulted in seven dead and hundreds of homes burned, the Associated Press reports. “[I]n some of the country’s deadliest sectarian bloodshed in years,” Buddhists and Muslims rioted over “the rape and murder last month of a Buddhist girl, allegedly by three Muslims, and the June 3 lynching of 10 Muslims in apparent retaliation.” The unrest “poses one of the biggest tests yet for Myanmar’s new government as it tries to reform the nation after generations of military rule.”

Read at Associated Press