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Fresh communal clashes rock central Myanmar

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Dozens of houses and a mosque have been torched as communal violence spread in central Myanmar, officials said Sunday, defying authorities' efforts to quell deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. 

Burnt kitchenware sits on a shelf at house which was burnt in communal violence in Yamethin, near the capital Naypyidaw, after unrest spread in central Myanmar on March 24, 2013. Dozens of houses and a mosque have been torched as communal violence spread in central Myanmar, officials said Sunday, defying authorities' efforts to quell deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.

Fresh violence on Saturday night left more than 40 houses and the mosque in ruins in Yamethin township near the capital Naypyidaw, a ward official said, while unrest was also reported in three other villages in the area.

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