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Three Rohingya killed in Ukhiya camp

June 11, 2024 00:00:00

Three Rohingya have been killed and seven others injured in a violent clash over dominance at a refugee camp in Ukhiya of Cox's Bazar, reports bdnews24.com.

The incident occurred in the early hours on Monday at the Madhurchhara Camp 4 Extension, where members of the Myanmar-based insurgent group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched the attack, according to Rohingya camp security personnel and local police.

The dead are Md Iliyas (31), Md Ishaq (54) and Firoz Khan (18).

Among the injured, three have been identified as Abdul Haque (32), Abdus Shukkur (55) and Abdul Monaf (60).

Mohammad Iqbal, the commander of the 14 Armed Police Battalion said, "About 40-45 ARSA militants came from the hills to Camp 4 by crossing the barbed wire fence at the border. Iliyas was shot and stabbed fatally with a sharp weapon in the hands, legs, and abdomen. He died on the spot."

"When other Rohingyas rushed to help, the militants opened fire randomly, injuring six more people. The injured were taken to the MSF Hospital near Kutupalong refugee camp and Cox's Bazar District Hospital."

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