Mob burns down mosque in Myanmar

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A mob has burned down a mosque in northern Myanmar in the second attack of its kind in just over a week.
Police are reported to be guarding the village of Hpakant in Kachin state, after failing to stop Buddhist villagers setting the mosque ablaze.

Last week, a group of men destroyed a mosque in central Myanmar in a dispute over its construction.

The UN has warned the government led by Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi to crack down on religious violence.

The latest attack took place on Friday, when a group of villagers stormed the mosque and set it on fire.

Reports said they attacked police officers guarding it, and stopped the fire brigade from reaching the site.

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