YANGON (DPA) — Myanmar police said Friday they had arrested a total of nine people involved in clashes between Buddhist and Muslim groups in Myanmar's second-largest city Mandalay.
Five were detained earlier Friday, police Colonel Min Zaw Oo from the Mandalay regional police told dpa, after two days of clashes that killed one Buddhist and one Muslim.
Four people involved in the violence were arrested on Thursday, local authorities said.
Fourteen people were injured in the clashes.
Myanmar imposed a partial curfew Thursday in six townships in the area, and thousands of security forces were deployed in Mandalay, state media reports said.
Public gatherings, marches and speeches were banned in the six townships, in addition to the imposition of a 9pm to 5am curfew.
The violence followed allegations that two Muslim brothers who own a teashop raped a Buddhist female member of staff at the weekend, media reports said.
Muslims account for around 10 per cent of Myanmar's estimated 60 million people.