LAKKI MARWAT: Pakistan Army soldier martyred in clash with terrorists on Afghan border in North Waziristan was laid to rest in his ancestor village in Lakki Marwat on Saturday with full military protocol.
The soldier identified as Imdad Ullah was from Mansoor village in Lakki Marwat. Three days back (May 1), three soldiers were martyred while seven others injured when a group of 60 to 70 terrorists from the Afghan side of the border attacked Pakistan Army troops undertaking fencing efforts along the Pak-Afghan border in Alwara, North Waziristan, said the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR). It was further added that Pakistani troops effectively responded and repulsed the attack, killing and injuring scores of terrorists
The funeral prayers of Shaheed Imdad Ullah were offered by senior officers of Pakistan military including Colonel Usman and thousands of local people. The deceased soldier has left behind his wife, two daughters, an old father Shafiullah, three brothers and four sisters. He had got married four years ago. He was laid to rest with a full military protocol where a contingent of Pak forces presented guard of honour on this occasion.
Other two army men — Lance Naik Ali, Lance Naik Nazeer — were also martyred in the exchange of fire and seven others were injured. The ISPR in its statement said that Pakistani forces are solidifying border security through fencing and construction of forts to prevent the cross border movement of militants into Pakistani territory. Therefore, the Afghan government and security forces should also extend full support and keep control of the border region. ISPR statement added that Afghanistan has the responsibility to prevent the use of its land against Pakistan.
ISPR added that efforts will continue to complete the border fencing despite all the hurdles and impediments. Afghan Charge d’ Affaires was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was informed about Pakistan’s serious concerns over repeated cross-border terrorist attacks from Afghanistan.