Buddhists torch dozens of Muslim homes and shops as fresh sectarian violence hits Myanmar

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 25, 2013 - 8:15 PM

HTAN GONE, Myanmar — Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of homes and shops in northwestern Myanmar following rumors that a Muslim man tried to sexually assault a young woman, officials and witnesses said, as the country was once again gripped by sectarian violence.

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