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Soldiers, police patrol streets in western Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar: Soldiers and police patrolled streets in western Myanmar and surveyed the damage Friday after Buddhist mobs attacked offices and homes of international aid workers, forcing the relocation of almost all staff from the troubled state of Rakhine.
An 11-year-old girl was killed when police fired into the air to disperse crowds on the second day of rioting Thursday, state TV reported, and at least one other person was slightly wounded.
Twenty-nine houses, seven warehouses and two motor vehicles — all in the state capital, Sittwe — were damaged, it said.
Paula Schriefer, head of the US delegation to the Human Rights Council, called on the government to hold accountable those responsible.