Bangladesh: Two ARSA men held in Cox’s Bazar

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained two commanders of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and recovered a huge amount of local and foreign arms, including grenades and rocket cells during a raid on the hideout in the Ukhiya Hills of Cox’s Bazar.

The detainees are ARSA commander Master Salimullah, 38, and his associate Md Riaz, 27. Both of them are Rohingya. 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.

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Source: Dhaka Tribune

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