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RAB arrests 2 members of new militant group in Cox’s Bazar

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2023-01-23 13:49:03
RAB arrests 2 members of new militant group in Cox’s Bazar

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) today (Jan 23) arrested two suspected members of a new militant group 'Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya' following a gunfight near 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.

Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of the Legal and Media Wing of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) revealed the information in a press conference on the spot around 10:30 am.

A team of Rab-15 conducted a drive in Kutupalong Rohingya camp this morning.

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.

BDST: 1348 HRS, JAN 23, 2023

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