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Gunmen kill seven in Bangladesh Rohingya camp attack

2021 Oct 22, 18:18, Cox's Bazar
Rohingya refugees look at the remains of Monday's fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Photo: AP via RSS

Gunmen killed at least seven people and wounded 20 on Friday in an assault on an Islamic seminary in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, heightening tensions in the settlements after the recent shooting of a community leader, a media report said.

The attackers randomly shot some victims and stabbed others with knives at the Balukhali refugee complex in Cox's Bazar near the border with Myanmar, Samaa TV quoted a regional police chief as saying.

In the attack, four people were killed at the Darul Ulum Nadwatul Ulama al Islamia madrassa. While three others died at a hospital in one of the camps.

Officials have not made a statement about the number of injured people. However, Doctors Without Borders said that nearly 20 people were injured in the incident.

Kamran Hossain, a police official, said that "Rohingya miscreants" entered the madrassa before dawn and "randomly hacked and shot people inside".

In late September, a Rohingya leader was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Cox's Bazar.


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