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VIOLENT UPRISING Buddhist Mob Slays 94-Year-Old Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Buddhist Mob Slays 94-Year-Old

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.

October 1, 2013 5:20 PM