Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Monday arrested two suspected members of new militant group ‘Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya’ after a “gunfight” at Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

The arrestees were identified as Ronobir, a Shura member and head of the armed wing of the militant group, and his associate Bashar, a bomb-making expert.

A team of RAB-15 conducted a drive in Kutupalong Rohingya camp in the morning, said ASP Abu Salam Chowdhury from RAB-15 in Cox’s Bazar.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the militants opened fire on them, forcing the RAB personnel to shot back, he added.

RAB arrested the two along with arms and explosives from a den in the camp following the gunfight. Details will be revealed at a press briefing in the Ukhia Rohingya camp area, Abu Salam Chowdhury added.