At least seven people were killed in an attack on a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.
DHAKA, Bangladesh ( PNB News). As many as 7 Rohingya refugees were killed after miscreants went on a bloody rampage in Cox’s Bazar, near the Myanmar border, a provincial police commander said in a statement on Friday. Muggers opened fire on the Balukhali refugee complex in a horrific onslaught, and some others were killed with knives. After a Rohingya activist was shot dead outside his office three weeks ago, tensions have risen in the camps that contain more than 900,000 Myanmar refugees, local media further reported.
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According to media reports, the assailant was held carrying a gun, six rounds of ammo, and a knife. There is a rising “environment of fear” in the camps, as per Rohingya activists, with some compelled to evade following Mohibullah’s killing.on March 22, 2021, a massive fire destroyed much of the Balukhali refugee camp killing over a dozen people and displacing thousands more.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 5,000 people have arrived at the Balukhali refugee complex, with an estimated 693,000 Rohingya refugees crossing the border into Bangladesh to flee tremendous violence and persecution.