Sri Lanka vows ‘maximum force’ against anti-Muslim rioters

_106938415_6d216e3f-3fc3-4ed8-b6e9-1f4aa2965ad3Source: BBC News

Sri Lanka has partially lifted an overnight curfew imposed nationwide after the worst bout of anti-Muslim violence since the deadly Easter Sunday bombings.

Mosques and Muslim-owned shops were vandalised or set on fire, and one Muslim man was slashed to death.

A curfew will remain in the North-Western province until further notice, police said.

In several towns, police fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse mobs.

Tensions have been high since Islamist militants attacked churches and hotels three weeks ago on Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.

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