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Curfew imposed after sectarian strife in Myanmar

Curfew imposed after sectarian strife in Myanmar

A curfew has been imposed in areas of western Myanmar where sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims erupted in fresh violence Friday.
State television said a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew was imposed in Maungdaw township in Rakhine state after Muslims attacked villages and burned down houses. It did not mention casualties.
Communal tensions and sectarian violence in Rakhine state last Sunday left 10 dead and 12 wounded.
The government said Wednesday a committee would investigate the violence and report its findings to President Thein Sein.
The curfew was also applied to Buthidaung township north of Maungdaw. Both townships have heavy Muslim majorities, unlike the rest of the state.


Updated : 2021-10-17 03:23 GMT+08:00