Dhaka, Bangladesh
UN peacekeeper Ashraf Siddiqui laid to rest

UN peacekeeper Ashraf Siddiqui laid to rest

Bangladeshi UN Peacekeeper Lieutenant Commander Ashraf Siddiqui, who was killed on Tuesday in South Sudan when a UN convoy was attacked, was buried at Banani military graveyard amid state honor, reports BSS. Earlier, namaj-e-janaza of Siddiqui, a Bangladesh Navy officer, was held at the Dhaka Cantonment. After the janaza, chiefs of three services paid tributes to Siddiqui by placing wreaths at his coffin. Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Division and high officials of armed forces were present on the occasion. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed expressed profound shock at the death of Siddiqui and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members. Siddiqui's body was taken to Banani military graveyard. A 12-gun salute was given in honor of the martyred. He was laid to eternal rest amid complete state honor. Later, the Navy chief handed over flags of the United Nations and Bangladesh Navy, cap, honorary sword and medal to the wife of martyred navy officer.

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