March 27th, 2013
01:27 AM ET

More curfews in Myanmar amid sectarian unrest

As sectarian tensions continue to boil in central Myanmar, authorities have imposed curfews in more towns in an attempt to stop groups of Buddhists from setting fire to mosques and Muslims' homes.

The fresh restrictions come after a state of emergency was declared last week in the city where clashes between the two communities first broke out, leaving at least 40 people dead.

Officials on Tuesday put dusk-to-dawn curfews in place in the townships of Gyobingauk, Okpo and Minhla, the New Light of Myanmar, a state-run newspaper, reported in its Wednesday edition.

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