140 policemen leave for Mali to join UN mission

2022-01-14, 11:31pm Police

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Peacekeeping - 140 members of Bangladesh Police lift for Mali on Friday Jan 14 2022 to join UN peacekeeping force. Photo PID

Dhaka, Jan 14 -- A Bangladesh Police team left for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali on a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Thursday night.

The 140-member strong contingent flew to Mali's capital Bamako, Assistant Inspector General-AIG (Media) of Police Headquarter Kamruzzaman said on Friday.

Of the contingent members, 70 are led by Commander Shahinur Alam Khan for the 4th rotation under Bangladesh Formed Police Unit (BANFPU-2) and 70 are led by Deputy Commander Md Snighdo Akhtar for the 8th rotation under BANFPU-1.

DIG (Operations & Media and Plan) Md Haider Ali Khan and officials of the UN Affairs (Operations) Wing saw off the peacekeeping team at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Bangladesh Police have been performing duties in Mali under the UN peacekeeping mission there since 2013. - UNB