U.N. Troops’ Bodies Sent Home to Bangladesh

From Times Wire Reports

The bodies of nine slain Bangladeshi peacekeepers began their journey home from eastern Congo.

As bagpipes played, soldiers loaded the coffins into the back of a United Nations cargo plane at an airstrip ringed by U.N. and Bangladeshi flags flying at half-staff.

Militiamen in the volatile Ituri district ambushed the soldiers on Friday. Some Congolese said the killings should spur the international community to send more soldiers.