Category: soldiers

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UN peacekeepers, Congolese troopers die in DRC assault

At least 14 UN peacekeepers and five Congolese air force members have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the “worst attack in recent history”, according to the UN. The UN said that at least 53 peacekeepers were also injured in the attack in North Kivu on Thursday night.   “I condemn this attack…

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Bangladesh mutiny case: 139 infantrymen to face gallows

Dhaka, Bangladesh – In what observers have dubbed Bangladesh’s “biggest-ever criminal case”, 139 mutineers of a defunct paramilitary force were sent to gallows by the country’s High Court (HC) on Monday. Life sentences for another 146 people were also upheld by the court in the capital Dhaka. The mass convictions have been criticised by rights…