Bangladesh: arms on Pakistan-bound ship from UN

Bangladesh: arms on Pakistan-bound ship from UN

The MV Aegean Glory, bound for Karachi, was seized last Friday 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of the Indian city of Kolkata. It contained explosives, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns and bombs, Indian officials said.The ship was returning decommissioned weapons used by Pakistani peacekeepers during a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia, Bangladesh armed forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kazi Kabirul Islam said in a statement.”The ship left Chittagong Port on June 24 after unloading 32 containers of weapons and military vehicles. The unloading was supervised by a UN designated local shipping agent called Sun Shine Business Limited,” he said.He said the ship was carrying decommissioned weapons used by Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Nepalese UN peacekeeping contingents.

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