Three Bangladeshi soldier killed in militant attack in strife-torn Mali

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman
Vastavam web: Three Bangladeshi soldiers on a peacekeeping mission have been killed in a militant attack in strife-torn Mali, the country’s military said here.Four others, including a major, were injured yesterday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the Inter-Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR), the Banladeshi military’s media wing, said in a statement.The Secretary-General extended his condolences to the government of Bangladesh and to the bereaved families, and wished swift recovery to the injured, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.
Guterres reaffirmed the UN’s determination to support efforts aimed at restoring lasting peace and security in Mali and urged the government and the signatory armed groups to expedite the implementation of the peace agreement, it said.According to the UN, 15,209 uniformed personnel are working in the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).The number of Bangladeshis working in the UN peacekeeping missions is 7,636.