3 peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
Dhaka: The UN said on Thursday that one of its peacekeepers, or Blue Helmets, was killed during an ambush in the northwestern part of the country, just a day after two other peacekeepers were reported killed in thesouth-east.
The soldier, who was from Bangladesh, was on patrol about 25 kilometres south-west of the city of Bocaranga when he was killed by an unknown attacker or attackers.
Bangladeshi soldier Abdur-Rahim took bullets during a clash with the terrorists, said in a brief statement by the Inter-Service Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) on Thursday. The ISPR did not give further details. Rahim was from Satkhira district.
Only a day earlier, the UN had reported that at least two other peacekeepers had been killed in the remote southeastern part of the country. The Moroccan soldiers were accompanying a convoy of fuel trucks from Zemio when gunmen opened fire. Two other soldiers were wounded in the assault.