Bangladesh: Mob kills 2 Rohingya leaders in refugee camp
21 October 2022 | 7:19 pm
A group of Rohingya attacked two Rohingya refugee camp leaders in Bangladesh, according to a police spokesman. Some sources indicated that a rebel group fighting in Myanmar might be connected to the killings.
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