Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Central African Republic, died at a hospital in Bouar town on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Sainik — Jashim Uddin, 31, Jahangir Alam 26 and Sharif Hossain 26.
Earlier, four Bangladeshi peacekeepers were injured in the explosion in the early hours of Tuesday.
The blast occurred when a vehicle carrying the Bangladeshi peacekeepers was crossing Kaita area at 8.35pm (local time) on Monday (1.35am Bangladesh time Tuesday), the Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) said in a release.
The four injured peacekeepers including Major Ashraful Haque, and Sainik — Jashim, Jahangir and Sharif -were transferred to Bouar town of Central African Republic for better treatment where doctors at Minusca Hospital declared Jahangir, Jashim and Sharif dead around 6:30 am (local time) on Tuesday (11:30 am Bangladesh time), said the release.
Injured Major Ashraful Haque has been undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The other Bangladeshi peacekeepers deployed in the Central African Republic are safe, it said.
Source: United News of Bangladesh