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Buddhists, minority Muslims clash in Myanmar

Buddhists, minority Muslims clash in Myanmar

Waves of sectarian violence is plaguing the impoverished country of Myanmar.

The latest has occurred in a small village, where the homes of members of the Muslim minority were set ablaze by Buddhists, who claimed it was a reprisal attack.

Myanmar's government sent in the police to try and break up the violence which has been going on for days. The sectarian fighting is concentrated in the western part of the country. On Friday, a clash left at least seven people dead.

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