Four people were killed and 20 others injured in a turf war at a camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya on Tuesday night.
The deceased were identified as siblings Mohammadullah alias Gias Uddin and Md Faruk, brothers of Rohingya leader Munna, Nurul Boshar, son of Dildar Ahmmed, and Nurul Huda, son of Nur Hossain, residents of Rongikhali area of Hneela union in Teknaf upazila.
Security beefed up
Additional members of law enforcement agencies have been deployed to fend off further trouble.
Ukhia Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nizam Uddin Ahmed said the situation at the camp is calm but a joint operation to arrest the terrorists is underway.
Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is currently hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingyas in the coastal district.
Factional clashes now occur more frequently at the camps.
During the last five days, eight Rohingyas were killed in clashes over establishing dominance.
It is unclear how the Rohingyas managed to get hold of firearms. There are allegations that some residents of the camps are involved in criminal activities.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas fled their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2017 after the Tatmadaw launched a brutal offensive targeting the mainly-Muslim ethnic minority.
The overwhelming number of refuge seekers were kept at makeshift camps of Cox’s Bazar which borders Myanmar.
Bangladesh has been urging Myanmar to take back its nationals and the two sides even signed an agreement but there has been no progress.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Rohingyas are not only a threat to the security of Bangladesh but also the region.
Bangladesh has been urging the global community to take effective steps to resolve the crisis.
Last month, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told the 27th ASEAN Regional Forum said there is a high possibility that uncertainty could be created in the region if there is no solution to the problem. This could frustrate hope for a peaceful, secure and stable region.
"Our fear is that, if this problem is not solved quickly, it may lead to pockets of radicalism," he said reminding all that terrorists have no borders and no faith.