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BD peacekeeper dies in Congo

February 25, 2023 00:00:00

Md Mamunur Rashid, a Bangladesh peacekeeper deployed in the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo, died of a heart attack on Thursday, reports UNB.

He breathed his last at around 12:36 pm on Saturday (Bangladesh time), said a media statement of ISPR.

He was from Batikamari village of Sarishabari Thana in Jamalpur district. The process is underway to bring back home his body in the shortest time, added the release.

A soldier of the Bangladesh Army, Sergeant Mamunur joined the MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in DR Congo on October 11 last year, it said.

So far, 131 Bangladeshi soldiers have died and 232 soldiers have been injured in the UN peacekeeping mission.

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