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Update on Sajek attack: a charred body recovered

20 February 2010

A charred body of a Jumma woman has been recovered in Guchchagram, bringing the death toll to five. Her identity could not be ascertained.

The casualty figure may rise further, as many still remains unaccounted for.

A report says army have arrested eight Jummas in Mazolong, further east of Baghaihat where the attacks took place. No further details are available.

In another incident, the Bengalee settlers attacked a jeep carrying UPDF supporters to Dighinala at Khagrapur in Khagrachari town.

They were returning home after attending a demonstration in Khagrachari held in protest against the Sajek attack.

One UPDF supporter, Ripon Chakma (25) from Indramacahra village in Dighinala, was badly injured in the attack.

The settlers stopped their vehicle and pulled down five of them from it. After protests, the settlers have been forced to release them.

Tensions have risen in Khagrachari town following the incident.

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