Two Rohingya leaders were shot dead allegedly by assailants over past enmity at Ukhia Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday night.

The deceased were identified as Abu Taleb, 40, community head of Camp-15 and son of Abdur Rahim, and Syed Hossain, 35, sub-block community head of the camp and son of Imam Hossain.

Additional superintendent of Armed Police Battalion (APBn)-8, Kamran Hossain, said that 8-10 armed men came to Asia Begum Shed of the camp and opened fire on Taleb and Hossain around 11.45 pm, leaving them seriously injured on the spot.

They were taken to a local hospital but doctors referred them to Kutupalong Hospital. Later they succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

The APBn members raided the blocks of the camps on Wednesday morning and are trying to arrest the criminals, said Kamran.

A complaint has been lodged in connection with the attack with Ukhia Police, said officer-in-charge of Ukhia Police Station, Mohammad Ali.

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