Muslims stand by a burnt mosque as smoke rises from debris in Thabyuchaing village, Thandwe township, Rakhine State
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Burma's Rakhine clashes leave a trail of devastation

Violence in Burma's Rakhine state has left nearly 200 people dead and thousands displaced since June 2012.

At least five Muslims were killed by Buddhist mobs in Rakhine on Tuesday, police say.

Reports say terrified Muslims are hiding in fear for their lives. The renewed violence came as President Thein Sein visited Rakhine.

His presence, however, did not stop scores of Muslim-owned properties from being torched or destroyed.

  • 03 Oct 2013