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Armed Rohingya men hack APBn man at Balukhali camp

An Armed Police Battalion (APBn) member was seriously injured after some armed Rohingya men attacked him at Balukhali Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar Saturday during a drive.


The injured, Abu Sayed, 22, has been stationed in Armed Police Battalion 14 (APBn 14), a specialised unit of police at the Rohingya camp.


The incident took place at block D-5 of Balukhali Camp-7, said Additional Deputy Inspector General Syed Harunur Rashid, commanding officer of APBn 14.


Acting on a tip-off, a team of police went to arrest someone called Zubair from the Rohingya camp.


At this time, four to five armed Rohingya men, including Zubair’s brother Sanaullah, attacked them with machetes, leaving Sayed critically injured, Harunur Rashid said.


Later, the APBn man was rushed to Kutupalong Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital. As his condition worsened, he was shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for better treatment.


Law enforcers arrested a suspect involved in the attack and efforts are underway to arrest others, Harunur Rashid said.


Source: United News of Bangladesh