Pakistan Army sepoy killed in Afghanistan crossfire

Published: January 30, 2017
Sepoy Waqas. PHOTO: ISPR

Sepoy Waqas. PHOTO: ISPR

A Pakistan Army soldier who was critically injured from firing in Khyber Agency succumbed to his wounds on Monday.

The military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) said, “Sepoy Waqas was performing his duties at the border post when terrorists opened fire. The soldier succumbed to his injuries at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar.”

The statement further said that “terrorists are resorting to fire from across the border taking advantage of weak border control on the Afghanistan side”. There is a requirement to check terrorists’ freedom of movement on the Afghan side of the border, ISPR urged.

Afghan guard reportedly killed in cross-border firing

Army chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa acknowledged Sepoy Waqas’s “sacrifice for the security of our motherland.”

Funeral prayers of the slain soldier were offered at Corps Headquarters Peshawar. Corps Commander Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt, IGFC Maj Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood, chief secretary K-P and a large number of officers and soldiers attended his funeral prayers.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • soul
    Jan 30, 2017 - 4:10PM

    Its always a non commissioned jawan, on whose dead body the commissioned cash. How about allotting his family 886 canals? He deserves more than any of them generals.Recommend

  • fahim
    Jan 30, 2017 - 4:39PM

    Son of the soilRecommend

  • ABC
    Jan 30, 2017 - 10:37PM

    Waqas belongs to District Khushab’s beautiful village of Uchalli. The whole town salutes to the sone of the soil.Recommend

  • Amer
    Jan 31, 2017 - 3:49AM

    Please close all Afghan border crossings and plummet these terrorists even across the border.Recommend

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