Officer of the Pakistan Army was martyred as security forces foiled a terrorist attack in Dera Ismail Khan, the ISPR said in a statement.
The martyred officer, Colonel Mujeebur Rehman; was a resident of Bunji in District Astore of Gilgit Baltistan. He leaves behind by a widow, three sons and a daughter, the ISPR told the media.
The operation was launched against terrorists who were hiding out near Tank area of DI Khan. The operation was conducted on confirmed intelligence reports, the ISPR report stated.
“As soon as troops cordoned the area, terrorists opened fire. During operation, two terrorists were killed. In intense exchange of fire, Colonel Mujeebur Rehman embraced martyrdom,” the ISPR said.
The prime minister paid tribute to Col Mujeeb-ur-Rehman who laid down his life for the motherland, saying that the entire nation is cognizant of the sacrifices rendered by security forces’ personnel.
The CAOS and the ISPR also stated that, “[We pay] tribute to our martyrs, our real heroes, our pride. We also salute our resilient nation in defeating extremists’ ideology and for unflinching support to the armed forces.”
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