Arrests in Rohingya leader death probe

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Police in Bangladesh have arrested three suspects believed to have links to an armed insurgent group among Rohingya refugees, as officials promised justice for the killers of a prominent Rohingya rights activist.

"The killers will certainly be brought to justice. None will be spared," Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said on Saturday, three days after the murder of Mohib Ullah, the head of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH).

Ullah was gunned down by unknown assailants late on Wednesday inside the Kutupalong camp, one of the largest refugee settlements worldwide, prompting demands from the international community that Bangladeshi authorities urgently investigate the murder.

Located in the southeastern Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazaar, the sprawling camp is home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in neighbouring Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Bangladeshi police had arrested three suspected members of a Rohingya insurgent group by Friday, officer Nayeemul Haque said.

"The suspects are being interrogated," the officer said without elaborating.

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