A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred on Tuesday when terrorists opened fire on the Mustil Pass border post with neighbouring Afghanistan, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The recently cleared post is an important passage from Afghanistan into the Khyber Agency.
The soldier has been identified as Naib Subedar Azhar Ali who succumbed to enemy fire.
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His funeral prayers were offered at the Peshawar Garrison. He will be buried in his native town with full military honours.
Last month, Lt Arsalan Alam, 22, who belonged to the army’s Sindh regiment, embraced martyrdom when terrorists from across the border fired upon a Pakistani post in Khyber Agency.
Alam was commanding the border post in Rajgal, in the Tirah valley, when it came under fire from inside Afghanistan.