Bangladeshi officials confirmed that two armed gangs of Rohingya refugees clashed early Friday morning in Bangladesh’s southeastern Cox’s Bazar camps, resulting in at least seven deaths and ten injuries.
Armed battles erupted in the Ukhiya camps a day after the Bangladesh Home Ministry said that security measures at Rohingya refugee camps would be tightened up following the recent killing of Rohingya leader Mohibullah.
Md Hasanuzzaman, Cox’s Bazar district police chief, said that the district police and other law enforcers have already begun operations to detain perpetrators behind the armed clash.
“Situation at the refugee camps is under control now,” the police official said. However, additional law enforcers have been deployed to avoid any further untoward situation,” he added.
So far, a man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the clash.
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