YANGON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least five people have been arrested by the authorities for involvement in Sunday night's violence in Taungdwingyi, Myanmar's central Magway region.
A statement from the government's Information Committee said on Monday that the five confessed that they committed the crime for dissatisfaction with the extremist terrorists' attacks in the northern Rakhine state.
It said an investigation was underway to expose the remaining perpetrators.
Sunday night's violence began with a group of 50 mobs throwing stones and destroying houses and shops on Magway-Taungdwingyi road in Taungdwingyi, while another group of 70 mobs, holding catapults and stones, gathered at the north of a mosque.
Failing to persuade the mobs to disperse, the security forces broke them up with shields.
The authorities vowed to take actions against agitators for violence, while urging people to live in peace under law.