Funeral prayers of 5 martyred soldiers offered in Peshawar


The funeral prayers of the five martyred soldiers were offered at Peshawar Garrison Club on Monday, according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Corps Commandar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and other civil and military officers attended the funeral prayers.

The martyrs will be buried in their native areas.

Five soldiers embraced martyrdom foiling a terrorism bid on three border checkpoints in Mohmand Agency on Sunday night, according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

At least 10 terrorists were also killed in the shoot-out between army personnel and terrorists.

“Terrorists must be denied freedom of movement along the border,” Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was quoted as saying in the statement. He lauded the immediate response of the personnel. However, he also expressed grief over the loss of precious lives.

The martyred soldiers include Sanaullah, Safdar, Altaf, Nek Muhammad and Anwar.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif condemned the attack on security check posts in Mohmand Agency. He expressed grief with families of the bereaved soldiers.

However, he added, Pakistan Army soldiers showed bravery by killing 10 terrorists.

The Pakistani authorities recorded their protest against Afghanistan on Monday, giving it in writing to Afghanistan Deputy Head of Mission Abdul Nasir Yousafi

Yousafi was summoned reached the foreign office after he was summoned by the Pakistani authorities over the attack on checkpoints in Mohmand Agency from Afghanistan side.

Mohmand, one of the agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, has been a hotbed of violence during the war on terror.

Last month, at least five people, including three security forces personnel were martyred, while many others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself at the main gate of Mohmand Agency headquarters, Ghallanai.

According to ISPR, two suicide bombers were on a motorbike – one had blown himself up while the other was killed by firing of security forces.

A school teacher and a passerby were also killed in the suicide attack.

The main gate of the headquarters, as well as shops in the area, were closed after the attack.

On the same day, another suicide attacker struck in Mosal Kor area of the Mohmand Agency.

The attacker detonated the explosive device attached to him when security force personnel tried to apprehend him. The suicide attacker was trying to enter the office of the political agent.





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