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Bangladesh pays tribute to BDR carnage victims

Bangladesh is observing the 15th martyrdom anniversary of the 2009 Pilkhana carnage that left 74 people, including 57 army officers killed.

Marking the day, tributes were paid to the victims by placing wreaths on their graves at Banani Military Graveyard at 9:08am on Sunday.
The Military Secretary to the President, Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, and Military Secretary to the Prime Minister, Major General Kabir Ahmed paid their respects to the martyrs.

Later, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal also paid tribute to the martyrs at the graveyard.

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Nazmul Hassan, and the Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan paid their respects to the victims of the attack.

The Director-General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Major General Mohammad Ashrafulzzaman Siddique paid his tribute.

Family members and relatives of the martyred also paid their respects to their loved ones’ graves.

In the end, a minute of silence was observed in honour of the martyrs, and the serving military members saluted and prayed for the martyred souls.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that the trial of the 2009 Pilkhana carnage case will end soon.
On February 25, 2009, several hundred Bangladesh Rifles or BDR (now Border Guard Bangladesh) men staged an armed revolt at the Darbar Hall of the force’s Pilkhana Headquarters in Dhaka. They killed 74 people, including 57 army officers.

The mutiny ended the following day with the surrender of firearms, ammunition, and grenades through a negotiation between the government and the BDR rebels.

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Bangladesh pays tribute to BDR carnage victims

Update Time : 12:22:04 pm, Sunday, 25 February 2024

Bangladesh is observing the 15th martyrdom anniversary of the 2009 Pilkhana carnage that left 74 people, including 57 army officers killed.

Marking the day, tributes were paid to the victims by placing wreaths on their graves at Banani Military Graveyard at 9:08am on Sunday.
The Military Secretary to the President, Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, and Military Secretary to the Prime Minister, Major General Kabir Ahmed paid their respects to the martyrs.

Later, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal also paid tribute to the martyrs at the graveyard.

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Nazmul Hassan, and the Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan paid their respects to the victims of the attack.

The Director-General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Major General Mohammad Ashrafulzzaman Siddique paid his tribute.

Family members and relatives of the martyred also paid their respects to their loved ones’ graves.

In the end, a minute of silence was observed in honour of the martyrs, and the serving military members saluted and prayed for the martyred souls.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that the trial of the 2009 Pilkhana carnage case will end soon.
On February 25, 2009, several hundred Bangladesh Rifles or BDR (now Border Guard Bangladesh) men staged an armed revolt at the Darbar Hall of the force’s Pilkhana Headquarters in Dhaka. They killed 74 people, including 57 army officers.

The mutiny ended the following day with the surrender of firearms, ammunition, and grenades through a negotiation between the government and the BDR rebels.