Buddhist Mob Slays 94-Year-Old

    In this Sept. 17, 2013 photo, Muslim girl, who become displaced following the 2012 sectarian violence, carries a child at Nga Chaung Refugee Camp in Pauktaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar. President Thein Sein traveled to Myanmar's conflict-torn west on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 as a new spate of sectarian violence gripped the state of Rakhine, with police saying Buddhist rioters killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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    Violence erupted in Myanmar Tuesday when an angry mob of Buddhists set fire to dozens of homes and fatally stabbed a 94-year-old woman in an anti-Muslim raid. Local police estimate that roughly 800 rioters descended on Thabyuchaing, a village just 20 miles north of Thandwe, where President Thein Sein was making his first trip as president. An estimated 250 people have been killed as a result of sectarian violence in Myanmar since June 2012. Another 140,000—mostly Muslim—have fled their homes in fear.

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