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Suspected Rohingya rebels kill one other refugee camp watchman — Radio Free Asia

A Rohingya volunteer watchman was killed at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar allegedly by Rohingya insurgents, making him the fifth sufferer of such an assault by armed rebels, Bangladeshi police stated Wednesday.

Whereas police wouldn’t say whether or not the suspected assailants belonged to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Military (ARSA) rebel group, residents of the sprawling camps close to the Myanmar border insist that it was behind these assaults on the volunteer Rohingya safety guards.

A bunch of 20-25 armed males attacked volunteer safety watchmen early Wednesday morning on the Balukhali camp within the Ukhia sub-district, stated Md. Faruk Ahmed, assistant superintendent of the Armed Police Battalion (APBn-8), who recognized the useless sufferer as 35-year-old Mohammad Jafor.

“The armed group attacked Jafor round 3:30 a.m. and stabbed him with a pointy weapon,” the police officer stated, including that Jafor was later hacked with machetes.

“The insurgent Rohingya teams are going through obstacles to committing any offence contained in the camps as a result of volunteer guards. That’s why they’re now making an attempt to problem the safety of the camp by such assaults,” he stated.

In response to the police, together with Jafor, not less than 5 Rohingya volunteer watchmen and three camp leaders have been killed since July. In response to APBN officers, virtually 8,000 Rohingya volunteer for guard obligation.

Evening-time guards have been launched on the camps in October following the September 2021 killing of Rohingya chief Muhib Ullah, who had drawn worldwide consideration to the refugees’ plight and visited the White Home in Washington.

In a report issued in June, Bangladesh police alleged that ARSA chief Ataullah Abu Ahmmar Jununi had ordered Muhib Ullah assassinated as a result of he was standard.

Jubair blamed ARSA for killing Rohingya leaders who name for refugees to repatriate to Rakhine, their residence state in close by Myanmar. He stated that whereas ARSA claimed that its members have been working to “defend and shield” Rohingya in opposition to state repression in Myanmar, they wouldn’t flinch in attacking refugees.

ARSA, previously generally known as Al-Yaaqin, is the Rohingya rebel group that launched coordinated lethal assaults on Burmese authorities navy and police outposts in Rakhine that provoked a crackdown that started on Aug. 25, 2017 and compelled near three-quarters of 1,000,000 folks to hunt shelter in Bangladesh.

For years because the 2017 exodus into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladeshi authorities officers denied that ARSA had a foothold or presence within the sprawling camps, which home about 1 million refugees. However that modified with Muhib Ullah’s killing by a bunch of gunmen and different assaults that adopted. 

Md. Harun, a safety volunteer and group chief, advised BenarNews about Wednesday’s assault: “We suspect that the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Military is behind this newest assault.”

Hasina on Rohingya repatriation

Earlier, on Tuesday, Bangladeshi border guards and police arrested 22 folks, together with seven Rohingya refugees, after they have been making an attempt to go to Malaysia by boat through the Bay of Bengal.

Teknaf Mannequin Police Station chief Hafizur Rahman stated that of the 15, seven have been Rohingya and the remaining have been Bangladeshi nationals. And of the 15 Bangladeshis, 5 have been working as brokers to ship the remaining 10 of their compatriots to Malaysia, the officer stated.

In the meantime, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday once more urged the worldwide group and the United Nations to hasten the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya to Myanmar, state information company Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) reported.

Hasina made this name whereas U.N. Excessive Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi paid her a courtesy name in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. Normal Meeting proceedings.

Hasina additionally emphasised enhancing the U.N. refugee company’s actions in Myanmar on Rohingya points.

BenarNews is an RFA-affiliated information service.



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