A mosque and shops were attacked Tuesday in a town in central Burma one month after deadly violence between Buddhists and Muslims, officials said, adding that ten people were injured.
According to the initial information received by the Burmese police, a mosque and shops around were attacked Oakkan, about 100 km north of Rangoon, said government spokesman Ye Htut on his Facebook page.
The violence broke out after a woman accidentally bumped a novice monk eleven years then dropped the bowl for collecting the offerings that crashed, said a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of Information and read on state television Tuesday night.
Security forces had to make fire warnings to disperse the crowd threw stones on a religious building, destroying store fronts, he said, adding that 25 stores were affected.
During the violence, ten people were injured, eight slightly, he still said, ensuring that the police had taken control of the situation.
In March, religious riots killed 43 people in Meiktila, also in the center of the country, after a dispute between a Muslim and Buddhist merchant customers.
The city had fallen for three days in the chaos and entire neighborhoods were burned until the army to intervene under the state of emergency.
The following day, mosques were destroyed in several cities in a region north of Rangoon, near Oakkan while extremist monks distilled nationalist discourse.
In 2012, in the west of the country this time, clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslims in the stateless Rohingya minority had about 200 dead and 140,000 displaced.
These events have revealed a latent Islamophobia background in a predominantly Buddhist country where officially live 4% Muslim.