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140 policemen leave for Mali UN mission

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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A 140-member team of Bangladesh Police left Dhaka to join UN peacekeeping mission on Thursday.

The 70-member Bangladesh Formed Police Unit (BANFPU) -2 fourth rotation led by Commander Mohammad Shahinur Alam Khan left for Bamako by a chartered aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines while Snigdha Akhtar led the 70-member (BANFPU) -1 eighth rotation.

DIG Haider Ali Khan and officials from the UN Affairs (Operations) wing saw them off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The members of Bangladesh Police have been serving the UN peacekeeping mission in Bamako of Mali since 2013 and another BANFPU has been working in the Gundam area of the Timbuktu region in the Sahara desert in the northern part of Mali since 2016.