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Pak-Afghan border attack: Martyred captain laid to rest in Islamabad
Pak-Afghan border attack: Martyred captain laid to rest in Islamabad
Published at: 8 month(s) ago

Islamabad: Captain Junaid Hafeez, who was martyred in an attack at Pak-Afghan border, was laid to rest with ‘full military honours’ in Islamabad’s Burma Town on Tuesday, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.

The funeral was attended by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Capital Administration & Development Division Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, military and civil officers and notables of the city.

On Monday, the 24-year-old captain along 27-year-old Raham Sher embraced martyrdom while four others were injured in a cross-border militant attack on a checkpost in Bajaur Agency near Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Media cell of the military reported that at least ten terrorists were killed in retaliation at the border.

"Terrorists from Afghanistan side attempted attack on Pakistani posts along Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency. The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing terrorists while many seen running back injured," ISPR reported.

"The absence of Afghan [state] writ on [the] Afghan side of the border, like many other areas, facilitate terrorists to undertake such attempts," ISPR said.

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