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Burma: Buddhists burn Muslim villages — 64 dead

October 28, 2012

Human Rights Watch says more than 800 buildings and houseboats were torched in coastal Kyaukpyu, in western Rakhine state.

It claims non-Muslims targeted Muslim Rohingyas, in the first serious attack since June, when the rape and murder of a young Buddhist woman in Rakhine in May triggered a string of bloody religious clashes.

Burmese President Thein Sein’s spokesman acknowledged that whole villages had been wiped out, while officials say 64 people have died in recent unrest.

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