Funeral held for Pakistani peacekeeper killed in Congo

Pakistan Army peacekeeper, Subedar Tanveer Hussain was killed in action when a rebel group attacked his convoy.


Web Desk May 14, 2013
The funeral of a Pakistan Army peacekeeper, Subedar Tanveer Hussain, who was killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on May7 , 2013, was buried at his native village of Nakka Kahut, Tehsil Talagang, Chakwal on Tuesday. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army peacekeeper, Subedar Tanveer Hussain, who was killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 7, was buried in his native village in Chakwal on Tuesday.

Hussain was killed in a gunfight with a rebel group that ambushed the convoy of a UN peacekeeping mission, according to a press release from the Inter Services Public Relations.

A large number of military personnel attended the funeral.

Pakistan has demanded an investigation in to the attack.

Local officials had said last week that at least two people connected to the attack had been arrested.

The Pakistan Army has been partaking in UN peacekeeping missions since 1960, and more than 8,000 Pakistani soldiers are currently deployed in such missions all over the world.

135 Pakistani peacekeepers have been killed in action to date.

COMMENTS (2)

Bharat | 8 years ago | Reply

My condolences to the brave soldiers family

What is the need to send the army to a country like Congo ?

BLing BLing | 8 years ago | Reply

Can't keep peace in our own country, want to peacekeep elsewhere. Makes sense.

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