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Fighting at Ukhiya Camp

Rohingya man killed, boy hurt

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 April, 2023 12:00 AM
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A Rohingya man was shot dead and a boy wounded in a fighting between Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Organi-sation (RSO) at Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhiya of Cox’s Bazar early Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Syed Alam, 60, a resident of Kutupalong camp who used to work as a night guard at the camp. The injured was Taifur, 12, son of Nurul Amin.

Rohingya leaders said a fight between the ARSA and the RSO took place around 3:30am over establishing supremacy at the camp.

Sheikh Mohammad Ali, officer-in-charge of Ukhiya Police Station, said there was a fight between two armed groups last night.

“Syed Alam suffered bullet wounds and died on the spot. Bullets pierced the chest and back,”  says a spot account of the incident.

Taifur, who also suffered bullet wounds, was rescued and admitted to MSF Hospital in Kutupalong camp. Later, he was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital.

Law enforcers, including Armed Police Battalion (APBn), were raiding the camp to arrest the terrorists involved in the incident.

Several Rohingyas said a group of 20-25 members of ARSA take position in the 'E' block of Balukhali camp to abduct a Rohingya around 3:00 am.            Hearing the news, the terrorists of the RSO in the camp also took position. Then there was sporadic firing and clashes between the two groups for about half an hour.

At this time, the Rohingyas started running away in fear and Syed Alam and Taifur suffered bullet wounds.

The terrorists fled when the members of Armed Police Battalion (APBN) reached the spot after receiving information.

The body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for post-mortem.