The United Nations has remembered the sacrifice of 140 personnel, including five Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who lost their lives from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017, reports UNB.
Of the 140 killed, 123 were military personnel, three police members, and 14 civilians.They came from 42 nations, including Bangladesh.
Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen and other high civil and defence officials also attended the ceremony.
The Bangladeshi peacekeepers who were members of the Bangladesh Army include Sepoy Abul Bashar (killed on October 13, 2016 in Mali) and Sainik Abdur Rahim (killed on January 5, 2017 in Central African Republic). The three others — Sepoy Monwar Hossain, Lance Corporal Zaklirul Alam Sarkar and Sergeant Altaf Hossain — were killed on September 24, 2017 in Mali.