2 ‘militants’ held from Rohingya camp after ‘gunfight’: RAB


Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) today (January 23, 2023) arrested two suspected members of new militant group ‘Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya’ after a gunfight at Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

The arrestees were identified as Ronobir, a Shura member and head of the armed wing of the militant group, and his associate Bashar, a bomb-making expert.

A team of RAB-15 conducted a drive in Kutupalong Rohingya camp this morning, said ASP Abu Salam Chowdhury from Cox’s Bazar RAB-15.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the militants opened fire on them, forcing the RAB personnel to fire back, he added.

RAB arrested the duo along with arms and explosives from a den in the camp following the gunfight. Details will be revealed at a press briefing at Ukhiya Rohingya camp area, the officer said.

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