Burma Times: Bangladesh correspondent.
A gunfire inside the forest near the cemetery of Kutupalong UNHCR Rohingya refugee camp of Ukiya of Cox’s Bazar was occurred on the night of January 16 around (12) pm which caused 3 registered refugees injury.
As soon as hearing the gunfire, the security forces patrolling nearby reached the spot rush, while the shooters were ran away and they took the injured refugees and then sent them to the Sadar Hospital of Cox’s Bazar for the treatment.
The three are identified as Ali Ahmed s/o Abdul Karim, Amir Hamzah s/o Sikanderand and Abul Kalam s/o Nazir. They all are registered refugees living in the Kutupalong UNHCR camp.
According to refugees who know them closely, the three were involved into robberies in past and at the moment, the incident was also related to Yaba trafficking.
A local who does not want to identify is name informed our correspondent that the three went the spot in dark night to snatch the drugs from a local gang in which involves Ali Akbar s/o Rasid Ahmed (Ward – 9, Razapalong Union of Okiya), Noor Mohammed s/o Osiur Rahman, Jani Alam s/o Altaf Hossain, Nurul Islam s/o Shafikur Rahman, Moammed Mufiz s/o Badiur Rahman (who has previous drug trafficking cases) and Rafiq (alias) Futuya s/o Sultan Ahmed, they all are from locality.
As they reached the spot and have attempt to snatch the Yaba tablets from them, they shot them with the gun which they already brought with them.
It is said that thousands of Yaba tablets are entered into Bangladesh from Myanmar in daily manner and such kind of incidents are occurred frequently in this region between security forces and drug traffickers or between the drug trafficking gangs.