Fresh sectarian violence leaves mosque, monastery burned to the ground in Myanmar
Myanmar refugees from the Rohingya community, a predominantly Muslim sect, take refuge on a street, in this photo taken in May.
October 23rd, 2012
02:51 AM ET

Fresh sectarian violence leaves mosque, monastery burned to the ground in Myanmar

Fresh sectarian clashes in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine killed three people and left more than 400 houses, a monastery and a mosque burned to the ground, authorities said Tuesday.

The clashes began Sunday night and spread to four townships, said state Attorney General Hla Thein.

Authorities have declared at state of emergency in two of the townships, with the state's prime minister instructing that medical teams be accompanied by security personnel when they visit them.

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  1. Ted

    Radical Islam sweeps the land as Obama goes fundraising and campaigning. What a hapless derelict nave. Eiher he's so inept he has zero policy for managing this phenomena that now ranges from Mali to Bangladesh, or his policy is to sit quietly and permit it to happen. The only way it could get better is if the radicals had nuclear weapons. Oh, wait. In about four months they will.

    October 23, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      I was unaware that Obama is President of Myanmar.
      Golly gee willikers, when did that happen?

      And what would YOU have him do?
      Oh, wait, I think I know how you would answer...but I'll let you say it.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |

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