A 28-year-old major of the Pakistan Army was martyred on Wednesday in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
Major Ishaq was killed while security forces were “conducting a search operation on presence of terrorists in a hideout” in DI Khan’s Kulachi area, read the statement posted by Director General ISPR Major Gen Asif Ghafoor on Twitter.
Another son of soil Maj Ishaq embraces shahadat. “We have a sacred duty at hand of cleansing & defending our motherland; WE SHALL DO IT”. pic.twitter.com/shudUomuui
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 22, 2017
Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawed Bajwa and other army officials attended the funeral prayers of the martyred major who leaves behind a wife and a one-year-old son.
On November 13, at least two soldiers were martyred and four others were injured in a suspected militant attack on a checkpost near the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency. The martyred soldiers were identified as Capt Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham.