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Two ARSA men held with arms, ammo in Cox's Bazar

Published : Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 at 4:19 PM  Count : 326

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two commanders of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) with huge ammunition from the Ukhiya Hills, Cox's Bazar on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Photo: Collected

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two commanders of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) with huge ammunition from the Ukhiya Hills, Cox's Bazar on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Photo: Collected


The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained two commanders of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and seized local and foreign arms, including grenades and rocket cells, from a den of Myanmar-based armed group at the Ukhiya Hills, Cox's Bazar on Wednesday morning.

The detainees are -- ARSA commander Master Salimullah, 38, and his associate Md Riaz, 27.
Commander Arafat Islam, Director of RAB's law and media wing, told this at a press briefing at Lal Pahar in Ukhiya.

He said acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB raided ARSA'S hideout in the hills of Ukhiya at Lal Pahar, next to Ukhiya Rohingya Camp-20 Extension, on Wednesday morning.
During the raid, the team recovered three rifles, five grenades, ten locally made hand grenades, one foreign-made revolver- Nine mm, one LG, three cartridges and 13 cocktails and detained  ARSA commander Salimullah and his associate Riaz while they were trying to escape, he added.

A special team of bomb disposal of Bangladesh Army went to the spot and destroyed the recovered explosives, grenades, IEDs and rocket cells due to public safety reasons.

RAB increased intelligence activities in the camp as some Rohingyas had been shot and killed in the Rohingya camp for recently. Later, based on specific information, RAB conducted a raid at the hideout of Myanmar's terrorist organization ARSA, said the RAB director.

Sensing the presence of the elite force, the terrorists started firing in retaliation RAB forced to fire back. Later, they detained the ARSA men and recovered the arms and ammunition, he added.

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