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 the 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.