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Bangladesh arrests 16 Rohingyas in anti-militant crackdown

Arrests are made as part of a drive launched by police following the assassination of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah Bangladesh police detained at least 16 Rohingya refugees during a string of „special raids“ on camps in Cox’s Bazar after the murder of a prominent Rohingya community leader in the last week, officials announced on Sunday. Rights activist Mohib Ullah was gunned down 10 days ago by unknown suspects in front of his office in Kutupalong which is the largest refugee camp in Bangladesh’s southeast. His family and members of the community have blamed Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) -an extremist group responsible for several attack on Myanmar security establishments — claiming that the rising popularity of Mohib Ullah was a source of anger for the group. ARSA has denied involvement in the killing. The 48-year old was among the most well-known moderate voices in the fight for Rohingya refugees following the fact that nearly 800,000 people lef