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Why is Kuki-Chin suddenly attacking banks?

Why is Kuki-Chin suddenly attacking banks?

There have been allegations that the Kuki-Chin separatist group carried out attacks on banks in Bandarban’s Ruma and Thanchi at the instigation of foreign powers even after two rounds of peace talks. According to the terms of the talks, Kuki-Chin members were allowed to return to the area. On the other hand, the situation in Ruma-Alikdam-Lama and Thanchi in Bandarban was becoming normal. *Red more:* Armed members of the Bandarban-based terrorist group Kuki-Chin National Front or KNF looted money and weapons from a bank in Ruma on Tuesday night (April 2) and attacked Sonali Bank and Krishi Bank in Thanchi on Wednesday afternoon (April 3). Security analysts believe that this is a new plan to destabilise the hill district. Members of this group, who have established a reign of terror, have held peace talks twice with the government in recent months. KNF members were returning to normal life according to the terms of the peace talks held in Edenpara of Ruma on March 5. The situation was becoming normal as the villagers began to return. But these recent attacks have made Bandarban volatile again. Security analyst Major (retd) Emdadul Islam asked why they would take such provocative measures knowing that it would jeopardise their peace talks. “It seems someone from the outside has instigated these attacks,” he said. For more than two years, Kuki-Chin National Front led by Nathan Bom established a reign of terror in four upazilas of Bandarban. The terrorist organisation also created a map and flag of the so-called Kukiland which consists of parts of three hill districts. Kuki-Chin was carrying out secret training programmes in the remote border areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Members of Jamaatul Ansar Fil Hindal Swarqiya joined them. KNF arranged armed training for the militants in exchange for money. Later, RAB arrested 55 members of the militant group and at least 15 KNF personnel with weapons. The crackdown forced KNF to negotiate. Emdadul pointed out that the terrorists sieged Ruma Sadar for 90 minutes, robbed the bank, captured the manager and even searched the mosque. “But nobody bothered to contact the nearby army camp!” "Their operation lasted for an hour and a half during which they looted the weapons of the Ansar and police. It seems unrealistic to me,” he said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that police and BGB are carrying out operations immediately after the incident. "We will do everything needed to bring the situation under control. Police and BGB have been carrying out their duties. If necessary, Bangladesh Army will also join the operation against Kuki-Chin and other militant groups," he added.
Published on: 2024-04-03 13:09:08.211846 +0200 CEST