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North Waziristan Blast: Funeral Prayers Held For Martyred Pakistan Army Officers


LAHORE MIRROR (Monitoring Report)– The funeral prayers for two Pakistan Army officers who faced martyrdom in the North Waziristan blast were held in Lakki Marwat and Gilgit areas on Saturday. 

Captain Arif Ullah was laid to rest in his hometown with a large number of officers and locals attending his funeral. 

The funeral prayers for martyred Lt Colonel Raashid Karim Baig were offered at Gilgit. The chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan Army officers attended the funeral. 

Frontier Corps (FC) soldier Mohsin Ali was buried in Faisalabad.

On Friday, four Pakistan Army personnel were martyred and four others wounded during a blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kharkamar, North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.

“Terrorists targeted military vehicle through an IED planted on road. Three officers and a soldier embraced Shahadat. 4 soldiers Injured,” the military’s media wing said.

According to the ISPR, the martyred personnel include “Lt Col Raashid Karim Baig resident of Karimabad, Hunza, Major Moeez Maqsood Baig resident of Karachi, Captain Arif Ullah resident of Lakki Marwat and Lance Havaldar Zaheer resident of Chakwal”.

ISPR further said: “This is the same area where forces had conducted search operations and arrested few facilitators.

“During last one month 10 security forces personnel have been martyred while 35 got injured including today’s casualties,” it added.

President Alvi and PM Imran condemn the attack

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have strongly condemned the terrorist attack.

In a statement, the President said the nation is united against the miscreants who are opposed to restoration of peace in the area but the nation is united against them.

He prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace and for the grant of courage to the bereaved families.

PM Imran Khan strongly condemned the terrorist attack on military vehicle through IED planted on road in North Waziristan.

In a statement, he paid rich tribute to army personnel who embraced martyrdom and sustained critical injuries in the attack.