Bangla mutiny: Funeral held for officers killed

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Dhaka, Mar 2: A respectful state funeral was offered for dozens of Bangladesh army officers who were killed in mutiny last week in Dhaka on Monday, Mar 2.

Thousands of mourners gathered to salute the departing souls. Scores of people said prayers for their dead friends as the coffins draped in national and army flags were brought to Dhaka's military stadium.

Commander-in-chief, Major General Sakil Ahmed and his wife were also murdered by rebellion Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) paramilitary troops.

BDR troops killed at least 80 people in the mutiny. Kith and kins of the dead officers reached Dhaka to attend the funeral service.

The paramilitary troops usually guard the borders but also help army and police on other security issues. It is learnt that BDR troops mutinied over pay and other conditions.

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