Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers killed in Mali

In a statement, the Inter-Service Public Relations Directorate or ISPR said four others, including a major, were injured on Sunday when an IED went off during a confrontation with terrorists.

At least three peacekeepers of the United Nations in Mali were killed Sunday in an attack, the explosive device against their convoy in the country’s north, a-t-on learned from several sources.

The deceased soldiers are, Sergeant Altaf from Dinajpur, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps, Lance Corporal Jakirul from Netrokona with the Field Artillery Regiment and Sainik Monowar from Barisal with the East Bengal Regiment.

Maj Zadid, Corporal Mahim, Soldier Sabuj, and Soldier Sarwar survived the attack with injuries.

“The Bangladeshi peacekeepers came under attack as they were returning to their camp after performing their duties”.

According to an ISPR press release uploaded on ISPR website, Bangladeshi peacekeepers were locked into clashes with criminals in the troubled-torn West African country on Saturday and fended off the criminals successfully.

Deployed since July 2013, Minusma is the mission of peacekeeping from the united nations to be the most costly in human lives from Somalia (1993-1995), with over 80 peacekeepers killed in the operation. But the Bangladesh military’s media department confirmed that three of its soldiers had died by an improvised explosive device during an encounter with militants, adding that four other Bangladeshi peacekeepers were injured in the attack.

According to the United Nations, 15,209 uniformed personnel are working in the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali or MINUSMA.

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