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Female police contingent leaves for DR Congo

  • Published at 08:08 pm May 28th, 2019
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File photo: Bangladesh is one of the largest troop contributing nations to the UN peacekeeping missions MONUSCO/ABEL KAVANAGH

Female members of Bangladesh Police started serving in UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti in 2010

A female contingent of Bangladesh Formed Police Unit 1 has left the country to join the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in DR Congo.

The 180 member female police unit left Dhaka on Monday night, reports UNB.

Confirming the matter, Assistant Inspector General (Media) of Police Headquarters Md Sohel Rana said: "Superintendent of Police (SP) Salma Sayed Poly is leading the contingent."

"Senior officials of Police Headquarters saw the peacekeepers off at the Dhaka airport," he added.

Female members of Bangladesh Police started serving in UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti in 2010.

Apart from performing their duties, they provided humanitarian assistance in earthquake-hit Haiti, which was widely praised.