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14th anniv of Pilkhana carnage today

February 25, 2023 00:00:00

The 14th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at the Pilkhana BDR (now BGB) headquarters in the capital will be observed today (Saturday), reports UNB.

A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the carnage beginning on this day in 2009.

Marking the day, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will organize Quran Khawani, doa, and milad mahfil, said a BGB press release.

Floral wreaths will be placed at the graves of the slain army officers at the Military Graveyard in the capital's Banani at around 9 am by the representatives of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

To mark the day, all Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) installations will have the BGB flag at half-mast and all BGB members will wear black badges.

Besides, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, chiefs of the three services-Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan-Director General of BGB Major General Md Shafeenul Islam and the family members of the slain officers will also pay their tributes to the slain Army officers.

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