At least six dead after armed gang attack in Rohingya refugee camp
DHAKA, October 22 (Reuters) – At least six people were killed on Friday in an attack on a Rohingya camp in Cox Bazar in Bangladesh, a police official said – the latest incident of violence in the largest refugee camp in the world.
A gang armed with guns attacked a religious school before dawn in the Ukhiya area of Cox Bazar and killed three teachers, two volunteers and a student, Police Commissioner Shihab Kaiser Khan said.
“A campaign is underway to arrest those responsible for the incident,” Khan told Reuters, adding that a Rohingya man with weapons and ammunition had been arrested.
More than a million Rohingya live in a cluster of refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, most of whom fled neighboring Myanmar during a military crackdown in 2007.
The sprawling settlements have grown increasingly violent, residents say, with armed gangs vying for power, kidnapping critics and warning women against violating conservative Islamic standards.
At the end of last month, gunmen shot dead a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in the camps. Read more
Reporting by Ruma Paul; Written by Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Edwina Gibbs
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