Shen Mingming (C), elder brother of Chinese UN peacekeeping soldier Shen Liangliang, escort the coffin of Shen Liangliang to the hearse at Longjia Airport in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, June 9, 2016. The body of Shen Liangliang, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Mali last month, arrived in northeast China's Changchun City on Thursday afternoon. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)
CHANGCHUN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The body of Shen Liangliang, a Chinese UN peacekeeping soldier killed in a recent terrorist attack in Mali, was cremated in northeast China's Jilin Province on Friday.
The cremation took place in Yongji County, and the ashes will be escorted back to Shen's home in the central province of Henan.
More than 1,000 people attended the memorial service for the 29-year-old sergeant first class. He had been in service for 11 years.
A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated at a UN camp in the northern Malian town of Gao in the early hours of June 1 (Beijing time), injuring another seven Chinese peacekeepers.
Shen was the 11th Chinese servicemen killed in UN peacekeeping missions abroad. His body was brought back to China on Thursday afternoon.