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Clash at Rohingya Camp: Police arrest 12 suspects over arson attack

The clash left 8 people dead, 50 injured and over 150 houses were set ablaze

Update : 08 Oct 2020, 05:04 PM

At least 12 people have been arrested over the shootings at Ukhiya’s Kutupalong Rohingya camp that killed eight people till now.

Law enforcers from Police and Armed Police Battalion (APBN) arrested the 12 people from Kutupalong Camp No-1 -- who were reportedly involved in the Tuesday gunfight -- through separate drives made from Wednesday evening till Thursday morning.

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All the arrestees are residents of the camp and have directly been involved in the shootings that killed eight and injured more than 50 people, said Inspector Gazi Salauddin of Ukhiya police station.

“We will continue our drives to the area until the masterminds behind the deadly shootings are caught,” said Deputy Inspector General of Chittagong Police (DIG) Md Anowar Hossain while attending a media briefing at the Cox’s Bazar police rest house Thursday afternoon.

“We are investigating the incident as a top priority and each person involved in the gunfight will face legal consequences,” added the chief of police. ReadAlsop

Also Read- Fire at Kutupalong Rohingya camp: Eyewitnesses say arson attack

A factional clash between two groups of Rohingyas -- that began on September 30 and continued till Wednesday -- over establishing supremacy in Ukhiya’s Kutupalong camp left eight people dead.

At least 50 people were left injured and 150 houses were set ablaze by the perpetrators on Tuesday, police say. 

Five cases have been filed in this regard till now.

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