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Dozens killed in sectarian Burma violence

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 26 October 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Dozens killed in sectarian Burma violence, 26 October 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5090e5aec.html [accessed 22 August 2014]
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October 26, 2012

A victim of recent violence in Burma rests in hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound. A victim of recent violence in Burma rests in hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound.

More than 100 people have been killed in ethnic and religion-related violence in Burma during several days of violence.

A spokesman for the western state of Rakhine said at least 112 people have died in clashes between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.

Two thousands houses were also burned.

The violence started on October 21 when minority Rohingyas protested at the lack of aid and food in their villages.

The unrest follows communal fighting in June that left dozens of people dead and tens of thousands displaced.

The latest surge of violence prompted the main Islamic organizations in Burma (also known as Myanmar) to cancel celebrations for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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