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Muslims 'killed by Myanmar mob'

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A Buddhist mob rampaged through a town in an isolated corner of Myanmar, hacking Muslim women and children with knives, a villager and a rights group reported, saying Friday that more than a dozen people may have been killed. 

A government official said the situation was tense, but denied any deaths.

Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country of 60 million people, has been grappling with sectarian violence for nearly two years. More than 240 people have been killed and another 250,000, mostly Muslims, forced to flee their homes.

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