Pakistan Army major killed in North Waziristan checkpost attack

Published: September 14, 2015
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PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PHOTO: AFP/FILE

MIRAMSHAH, NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A major-ranked officer of the Pakistan Army was killed late on Sunday night as militants attacked a checkpost in Speen tehsil of North Waziristan.

Political administration officials confirmed that Major Ismael was killed late on Sunday night when a group of militants targeted a military checkpost located in Dandi Katch area near the Pak-Afghan border.

Read: 15 killed as Pakistan Army jets pound terrorist hideouts in Shawal

Following the attack, security forces launched a crackdown, killing 22 suspected terrorists.

The body of the deceased major was airlifted to Peshawar, where his funeral prayers were offered, and later sent to his native town for burial.

Read: Seven soldiers killed in North Waziristan gun battle

On Sunday, 15 suspected militants were killed in airstrikes at two different locations in Shawal, North Waziristan, officials had said on Sunday evening.

Read: Army launches ground operation in Shawal, NWA

In a similar attack on August 24, a lieutenant colonel and a soldier were killed during clashes between militants and Pakistan Army in the same area of the agency.

Pakistan Army has been fighting a major offensive in the area since June last year.

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  • Salman
    Sep 14, 2015 - 5:42PM

    Shaheed !!!!!Recommend

  • kashif
    Sep 14, 2015 - 5:43PM

    maybe we need to start addressing those who lay lives for us with more respect than addressed as ‘killed’…. Shaheed wud be a better option.. the electronic media and Jamat e Islami has still to decide but it has been decided by the nation who is Shaheed and who is not :)… The officer is a Hero!!!Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Sep 14, 2015 - 6:36PM

    He is martyred not killed. ET please report correctly.Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    Sep 14, 2015 - 7:16PM

    When an officer is martyred is a huge loss. The soldiers life is as important as an officer, so salute you all for the sacrifices that you are giving for this country. my heart sinks & feel dejected when we have people who do not appreciate the sacrifices that our Armed forces are giving, but criticize them as a burden to our country`s budget. Such people forget that in time of any calamity & any internal / external threat, we look forward for their HELP ! such people forget that they are alive & kicking due to our valiant forces. Request to such critical mind people to spend 1 day & 1 night on the front.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Sep 15, 2015 - 12:26AM

    Shame on you ET, Shame on you. The respected officer is a Shaheed.
    May Allah’s warth be on you ETRecommend

  • Zahid
    Sep 15, 2015 - 3:25AM

    God blesses Major Sb., we are stand with Pakistan Army, we should celebrate this Eid very simple cause our Arms force losses their lives
    General Raheel Sharif Zindabad Pakistan PaindabadRecommend

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