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RAB detains 9 Rohingyas with arms following fatal Kutupalong clash

  • Published at 04:35 pm October 6th, 2020
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Rapid Action Battalion on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 detained nine Rohingyas with arms who were reportedly involved in a clash at Kutupalong camp that left two dead on Sunday Dhaka Tribune

The force claims the arrestees were involved in a gun battle and a murder in which three Rohingyas were killed recently

Rapid Action Battalion have detained nine Rohingyas with arms who are reportedly involved in a clash at Kutupalong camp that killed two Rohingyas recently.

RAB seized four locally made guns and 20 rounds of cartridges from the detainees’ possession during a drive in Chakmarkul hill area in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf on Tuesday,

All of the detainees are residents of Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar.

Acting on a tip-off RAB conducted a drive and detained them, said Major Mehedi Hasan, company commander of RAB 15 Cox's Bazar camp.

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Sources from the RAB said that the detainees were involved in a Sunday's clash over establishing supremacy in which two Rohingyas were killed.

The deceased has been identified as Imam Sharif, 30, and Shamsul Alam, 28.

Moreover, on Monday, a Rohingya youth named Md Yasin, 24, was killed inside Kutupalong camp.

Earlier on September 30, another clash had taken place injuring 15 Rohingyas.

RAB said the nine arrestees were forced to leave Kutupalong camp and went into hiding in the hilly tracts of Chakmarkul region amid the vigilant presence of the law enforcers.