Published on Friday, 16 November 2012 16:18
One of special search teams seen in Mingun, Sittwe
Authorities searched houses in Sittwe, Rakhine State, for weapons on November 11 to prevent further violence.
Special search teams consisting of policemen, soldiers and administrators looked for homemade weapons like sticks, swords and spears.
"As far as I know, they found no big weapons during the search," one of the team members said.
The teams also inspected houses of Bengalis where they found no dangerous weapon except common kitchen utensils, officials said.
The violence in the state left 36,000 homeless, bringing the total number of displaced to 110,000 since June, according to sources.
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