Police fire rubber bullets to quell communal clash in Myanmar

July 3, 2014 10:23 AM

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YANGON: Myanmar police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday to disperse crowds of Buddhists and Muslims facing off in the second-largest city of Mandalay, police said, in the latest outbreak of trouble in two years of sectarian unrest.

Police deployed more than 600 officers after a crowd of about 300 Buddhists including 30 monks began throwing stones near a tea shop owned by a Muslim man at 11pm on Tuesday, according to a statement released by Mandalay police.

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