A Muslim woman cries next to her burnt house after a clash between Buddhists and Muslims in Aluthgama
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Sri Lanka Muslims 'fear Buddhist extremists'

17 June 2014 Last updated at 02:04 BST

Three Muslims are reported to have been killed in clashes with hard-line Buddhists in southern Sri Lanka.

For the past two years, Sinhalese Buddhist groups have been staging anti-Muslim demonstrations, but these fatalities are the worst outbreak of sectarian violence in recent years.

Charles Haviland reports from Aluthgama in western Sri Lanka.

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