More sectarian violence in Myanmar

A curfew has been imposed in Lashio in Shan State after mobs burned down a Muslim orphanage, a mosque and shops during a new eruption of religious violence. The incident in Shan state is the third outbreak of anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar this year. There were no serious injuries or deaths, although some people were treated for minor burns and wounds. Travellers should be aware of the on-going religious tension and consider avoiding all travel in the affected areas. Always exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without warning.

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