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Gun attack on madrasa in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp; 7 dead

In a predawn gun attack on a madrasa at Cox’s Bazar Ukhiya Rohingya Camp on Friday left seven people dead, police said.

Four of the deceased were identified as madrasa teacher Md Idris,32, from camp-12; Ibrahim Hossain,24, from camp-9; madrasa student Azizul Haque,22, and Md Amin,32, both from camp-18. They died on the spot.

Later, Nur Alam alias Halim,45, a madrasa teacher from camp-18, Hamidullah,55, another madrasa teacher from camp-24 and student Nur kaysar, 15, from camp-18 succumbed to their wounds while being treated at a healthcare facility of a Rohingya camp.

Superintendent of Police Shihab Kaysar and head of Armed Police Battalion-8 (APBn) said miscreants attacked Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama Al-Islamiyah Madrasa at block H-52 of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) camp-18 around 4 am, leaving four people dead on the spot.

Informed by camp residents, police from Moynarghona camp-12 rushed to the spot and rescued the injured, the police super said, adding: “Police arrested one of the miscreants from the spot with a locally-made gun, 6 bullets and one knife.”

He said police are now conducting a block raid on the Rohingya camps and other dwellings and structures in the madrasa area.

Meanwhile, Ukhiya police recovered the bodies and those will be sent to hospital for autopsy, said a police officer working in the madrasa area.

Source: United News of Bangladesh