Martyred soldiers of Lakki Marwat attack laid to rest

People from all walks of life attended the funeral prayers, says ISPR

News Desk April 29, 2023

Funeral prayers of three Pakistani soldiers, who were martyred while fighting terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Lakki Marwat district a day earlier, were offered at their respective hometowns on Saturday, the military said in a statement.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Naib Subedar Taj Mir, 40, a resident of Nowshera district; Havaldar Zakir Ahmed, 38, a resident of Abbottabad district; and Sepoy Abid Hussain, 29, a resident of Dera Ismail Khan district were laid to rest with full military honours.

The military's media wing said that the soldiers embraced martyrdom while fighting terrorists on the night of April 27-28, 2023.

A large number of serving and retired military and civil officials, along with relatives and people from all walks of life, attended the funeral prayers.

"These sacrifices only strengthen our resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism from Pakistan, InshaAllah," said the statement.

Read more: Seven terrorists killed in Lakki Marwat attacks

Seven terrorists were killed as security forces gallantly fought off three assaults within a short span of time in the night between Thursday and Friday in Lakki Marwat.

The first attacks unfolded as a motorcycle-borne suicide bomber exploded himself near a security forces post. The blast was followed by a fierce exchange of fire between the troops and assailants.

“A Motorcycle borne Suicide bomber exploded himself near security forces post in Lakki Marwat followed by a fierce fire exchange between own troops and terrorists,” the ISPR said, adding that the troops effectively engaged the terrorists, killing four them.

Three more terrorists were killed in two encounters in Amir Kalam and Tajbi Khel areas, according to the military’s media wing. They included terrorist commander Musa Khan. “Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the seven killed terrorists,” the statement said.


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