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Yangon: Shots fired in Buddhist attack on Muslims | Bangkok Post: news


Yangon: Shots fired in Buddhist attack on Muslims | Bangkok Post: news: It was the latest manifestation of years of rising anti-Muslim sentiment in the predominantly Buddhist nation, where ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters forced the closure of two Muslim schools in Yangon last month.

The confrontation began after midnight Wednesday when Buddhist hard-liners entered a Muslim neighbourhood claiming some ethnic Rohingya Muslims were hiding "illegally" in the area, a police officer said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

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