Two Rohingya community leaders killed in Bangladesh refugee camp

A mob of a dozen people killed on Saturday two Rohingya community leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, which houses over a million refugees, police said.

According to the Armed Police Battalion, the elite police unit tasked with security in the camps, miscreants attacked the two with sharp machetes and fled the scene. One of the victims died on the spot while the other died at a hospital.

Bangladesh has been housing Rohingya refugees since they fled a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017, with violence in the settlements escalating in recent months often attributed to turf wars among rival factions.

According to official data, at least 120 refugees have been killed in the camps over the last five years.

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