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4 Buddhist temples, 15 homes set on fire

world Updated: Oct 01, 2012 00:35 IST

Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.

Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox's Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting relations between Muslims and Buddhists.

Muslims took to the streets in the area late on Saturday to protest against what they said was a photograph posted on Facebook that insulted Islam.

Protesters said the picture had been posted by a Buddhist, and they marched to Buddhist villages and set fire on temples and houses. Police said extra forces had been deployed.