Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic: ISPR
Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers deployed in the Central African Republic have been killed and another has been injured during UN peacekeeping operations, according to the Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR).
The deceased peacekeepers were soldier Md Jashim Uddin, 31, Md Jahangir Alam, 26, and soldier Sharif Hossain, 26, while the injured is petrol commander major Ashraful Haque, said the ISPR in a press release.
Of the deceased, Jashim hailed from Katinga village under Bijoynagar Police Station in Brahmanbaria, Jahangir from South Titpara village under Dimtala Police Station in Nilphamari and Sharif from Barak Rua village under Belkuchi Police Station in Sirajganj.
The press release said a vehicle carrying a group of peacekeepers was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) covered under the soil in Kaita area around 1:30 am on Tuesday (Bangladesh time), causing the casualties.