Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were killed
Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were killed in an explosion while conducting a peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Tuesday (October 4).
The dead peacekeepers are Jasim Uddin (31) of Vijaynagar in Brahmanbaria, Jahangir Alam (26) of Dimla in Nilphamari and Sharif Hossain (26) of Belkuchi in Sirajganj.
According to ISPR, an infantry battalion (Banbat-8) of the Bangladesh Army deployed in the Boer area in the western sector of the Central African Republic has been engaged in peacekeeping across a wide area since November 9 last year. A team of mechanized patrols led by Major Ashraf from one of the temporary camps deployed in remote areas patrolled the Kaita area yesterday (October 3) at 7:30 pm. At 1:35 PM Bangladesh time, the first vehicle carrying Patrol Commander Major Ashraf was hit by an IED buried in the ground on its way back. The car was thrown about 15 feet away. Soldier Sharif, Soldier Jahangir and Soldier Jasim were fatally injured on the spot.
ISPR said that immediately after the incident, all-out efforts were made to rescue the injured peacekeepers in remote areas, inclement weather and deep darkness to provide first aid and advanced treatment. 144 km with the combined efforts of the Mission headquarters, United Nations headquarters, and the relevant departments of the Government of the Central African Republic. When brought to Minuska Hospital in far away, between 6:30 and 7:5 local time (Bangladesh time between 11:30 and 12:5), the doctor on duty Sainik Md. Jasim Uddin, soldier. Jahangir Alam and the soldier declared Sharif Hussain dead.
According to ISPR, the injured peacekeeper Major Md. Ashraful Haque is undergoing treatment. Currently, his condition is stable. Other peacekeepers deployed to the Central African Republic are safe. The process of bringing the dead bodies of the martyred soldiers to the country as soon as possible is underway.
Despite risking their lives, the peacekeepers of the Bangladesh Army are maintaining the highest professionalism in peacekeeping operations in 8 African countries, keeping the status of Bangladesh intact in the court of the world, and are at the top position as a country that sends peacekeepers to the United Nations.