12 ar­rested in re­li­gious ri­ots

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Myan­mar au­thor­i­ties de­tained a dozen ri­ot­ers on Sun­day a day af­ter clashes be­tween Bud­dhists and mi­nor­ity Mus­lims in the north­ern re­gion of Sagaing, po­lice said, in the lat­est widen­ing of sec­tar­ian vi­o­lence. Wit­nesses said be­tween 500 and 1,000 Bud­dhists, some car­ry­ing sticks and swords, at­tacked Mus­lim houses in Htan Kone vil­lage on Satur­day, set­ting some build­ings on fire.

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