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Gunfight at Rohingya camp: 3 injured ARSA men held in Ukhiya

Published : Thursday, 3 August, 2023 at 5:36 PM  Count : 651

Gunfight at Rohingya camp: 3 injured ARSA men held in Ukhiya

Gunfight at Rohingya camp: 3 injured ARSA men held in Ukhiya

A gunfight took place between the members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) at Balukhali Rohingya Camp in Ukhiya of Cox’s Bazar early Thursday.

Three ARSA men, who were injured during gun battle, were also held by the elite force.

The arrestees are- Abul Hasem, 30, son of Solaiman of Camp-6, Ruhul Amin, 23, son of Abdus Sharif of the same camp and Kamrul Hasan, 22, son of Abdul Majed of Camp-7.
APBn 14-Battalion commander Syed Harun-ur-Rashid acknowledging the matter said the alleged ARSA members were trying to abduct a Rohingya leader, locally known as Majhi, from the camp.

Being informed they rushed to the camp but the ARSA men opened fire on them, triggering the gunfight.

The two and half hours long confrontation occurred from 4.30am to 7am at Block-D at Camp-6 and Camp-7.

At one stage, the militant group members tried to flee the spot. But the APBn men chased them and detained three injured ARSA men.

The official said they also seized locally made shotgun and six rounds of bullets from their possessions.  A case has been filed with the Ukhiya Police Station in connection of the incident.


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