Curfew imposed after deadly clashes between Buddhists, Muslims in Myanmar

Story highlights

  • Two people are dead after violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar
  • Radical Buddhist monks appeared to play a role in inciting mobs, says rights researcher
  • Myanmar has had numerous outbursts of anti-Muslim violence in recent years
  • The violence threatens the country's fledgling transition from decades of military rule
Authorities have imposed a curfew in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, following nights of deadly communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
Two people have been killed and 14 injured since rioting erupted Tuesday, Col. Aung Kyaw Moe, Mandalay Region's Border Affairs and Security Minister, told CNN Friday.