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Monday, 01 October 2012 - 19:54
Bangladesh deploys troops after attacks on Buddhists
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Bangladesh sent in troops to guard Buddhist neighbourhoods today after Muslim mobs carried out fresh attacks on temples and homes over a Facebook photo deemed offensive to Islam.

At least five temples were attacked in different neighbourhoods of the resort region of Cox's Bazaar last evening, with thousands of protestors smashing several statues of Buddha before riot police used force to repel the crowds.
 
Police said that 107 people had been arrested in connection with the violence on Saturday and Sunday night.

At least five homes were torched in the overnight violence which came after a 25,000-strong mob ran riot in the Ramu district of Cox's Bazaar on Saturday night, smashing temples and setting fire to dozens of homes.

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