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Who was Roohullah, the martyr of Quetta terror attack?

PESHAWAR: Captain Roohullah embraced martyrdom on the attack at the Police Training Centre in Quetta in while at least sixty recruits lost their lives and 120 were injured.

ARY News reached his hometown and found out about this hero who gave up his life to save hundreds of others from dying. Roohullah, aged 26,  hailed from Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda tehsil of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was a commando of the Light Commando Battalion.

He reached the Police Training Centre on October 24 when the terrorist incident took place and fought valiantly against them in the clearing operation until he embraced martyrdom.



Roohullah’s family members, while talking to ARY News said that they are not deterred as he always wanted to become a part of Pakistan Army and yesterday he embraced martyrdom for the sake of his country.

“I wanted him to get admission in medical school, but he said that he wants to die a as martyr,” said his father, Muhamamad Najibullah. He said that Roohullah was obsessed with the Pakistan Army.

The brave soldier was his father’s first child and was about to get married next month.

A large number of people today gathered at his ancestral home in Shabqadar to pay their respects and offer their condolences.


His cousin Jalal recalled the memories with Capt. Roohullah and said that he was a very humble and simple person, and was very fond of going on adventures and would go whenever he would come back home.

He joined the Pakistan Army in 2009 and had been served in the tribal areas of Pakistan, and was posted in Quetta last year.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has announced to award a posthumous Tamgha-e-Jurat (Medal of Courage) for showing extraordinary gallant and for distinguished service in combat operations.




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