Clash at Rohingya Refugee Camp Leaves Three Dead and Seven Injured

COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH – A violent clash erupted at a refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, resulting in the deaths of three Rohingya individuals and injuries to seven others. The incident took place at the Madhurchhara Camp 4 Extension, where members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) from Myanmar launched the attack, as reported by Rohingya camp security personnel and local police.

The deceased were identified as Md Iliyas, 31, Md Ishaq, 54, and Firoz Khan, 18, while among the injured were Abdul Haque, Abdus Shukkur, and Abdul Monaf. Mohammad Iqbal, commander of the 14 Armed Police Battalion, described how ARSA militants crossed the border and fatally attacked Iliyas, resulting in his death on the spot.

Following the initial attack, the militants opened fire randomly, injuring six more individuals who were then taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Tragically, two more individuals succumbed to their injuries while receiving medical care. Commander Iqbal detailed the skirmish that ensued between the ARSA militants and the police force, with shots fired in an effort to protect public safety.

It was revealed that ARSA militants are seeking to reorganize and assert dominance in the refugee camps through subversive activities. Shamim Hossen, inspector of Ukhiya Police Station, confirmed that the bodies of the deceased Rohingya individuals have been retrieved and sent for post-mortem examinations at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital Morgue. Legal actions are currently being pursued in response to the grisly incident.