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01:24 AM, March 01, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:36 AM, March 01, 2018

4 Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers killed in Mali explosion

Four Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers were killed and four others injured in an IED (improvised explosive device) blast in Mali on Wednesday, said Inter Services Public Relations.

The massive explosion took place at Doyenja around 2:30pm (local time), said a press release signed by Rezaul Karim Shammee, assistant director of the ISPR.

The deceased were identified as warrant officer Abul Kalam of Pirojpur, lance corporal Akhter of Mymensingh, soldiers Raihan of Pabna and Jamal of Chapainawabganj, reads the press release.

The four injured -- corporal Russell of Naogaon, soldiers Akram of Rajbari, Newton of Jessore and Rashed of Kurigram –- were given necessary treatment, added the press release.

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