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Soldier martyred in Indian shelling from across LoC

RAWALPINDI: A soldier of Pakistan Army martyred as Indian forces resort to unprovoked shelling along the Line of Control (LoC), said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday. As per details, Indian forces in a recent act of ceasefire violation, targeted Thab sector of LoC, resulting in martyrdom of sepoy, Zaheer Ahmed. Indian guns were soon silent after getting befitting response from the Pakistani armed forces, reads statement issued by the military's media wing. The Indian forces along the Line of…

Pakistan Army Captain martyred while counteracting IED in Mohmand

RAWALPINDI: An Army Captain on Wednesday embraced martyrdom while another soldier sustained critical wounds while counteracting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mohmand district, said Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Disclosing details of the incident in his tweet, Major General Asif Ghafoor said, 25-year-old, Captain Zarghaam Fareed was martyred as he was neutralising an IED detected at Mohmad Gat in Mohmand District. Sepoy Rehan of the bomb disposal squad was critically injured in the…

Wife of martyred Pakistani soldier wins ‘best shooter’ title in army training

RAWALPINDI: The wife of martyred Pakistani soldier, Major Ishaq, carried forward the legacy of her husband and won laurels in a recent army training. Ms Ayesha successfully completed her Army Medical Course in Islamabad and Kakul, and also bagged the title of ‘best shooter,’ said Hataff Security Systems in a Facebook post. “She fired a G3 rifle from a distance of 200 metres hit 15 out 16 targets and was awarded as the best firer of the course,” the post read. “One very special thing is that this is the same gun…

4 terrorists killed, one soldier martyred in Awaran operation

RAWALPINDI: Four terrorists associated with proscribed Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) were killed while a serviceman embraced martyrdom in an intelligence based operation (IBO) in Awaran, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The military’s media wing said the security forces conducted an intelligence based operation against a group of BLF terrorists in Jhao near Awaran. Four terrorists were killed in the operation while a cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered, it said and added these…

War veteran sepoy Maqbool Hussain laid to rest with full military honours

RAWALPINDI: The funeral prayers of 1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool were offered on Wednesday at the Chaklala Garrison. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and a large number of officers and soldiers attended the prayers and paid respect to the national hero. The deceased was laid to rest with full military honour at his native village Narian in Azad Kashmir. The prayers in his hometown were attended by President Azad Kashmir Masood Khan, GOC Murree, senior civil and military officials, and a large number of…

One soldier martyred, three hurt in North Waziristan blast

RAWALPINDI: One security forces man has been martyred and three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Dan Kilay area of North Waziristan. Media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, the martyred Havildar Ahmed Khan, 38 years old, was resident of District Mianwali. The fallen soldier left behind a widow, a son and two daughters. It said that the incident took place when Pakistan Army's bomb disposal team was on routine search and clearance operation as part of…

Soldier martyred in cross-border attack in North Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: A soldier was martyred in a cross-border attack on the troops busy fencing the Pak-Afghan frontier in North Waziristan.   Sepoy Niaz Ali embraced martyrdom in an armed attack from across the border with the war-torn country, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ISPR chief Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan will complete fencing along the Pak-Afghan border undeterred. In a tweet message, he said Afghanistan's cooperation is required to secure mutual interests of both Islamabad…

Soldier martyred, three terrorists killed in cross-border fire in Mohmand

RAWALPINDI: Three terrorists were killed and one soldier was martyred in cross-border fire on Thursday in Mohmand Agency. Pakistan armed forces' media wing, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the terrorists opened fire on Pakistani border post in Mohmand Agency from across the border, which was effectively responded by Pakistani troops. "During exchange of fire, three terrorists were killed. While, soldier Farmanullah, age 21 years, embraced shahadat (martyrdom)." Read More: Civilian martyred in…

Saudi soldier killed, marring calm in Qatif province: Al Arabiya

DUBAI: A Saudi soldier was killed during a raid against suspected militants in the town of al-Awamiya in the kingdom’s eastern Qatif province, Al Arabiya TV reported. Violence in the restive area had appeared to become more rare since security forces largely flushed out Shi’ite Muslim gunmen last summer in a campaign which flattened much of the town’s old quarter. Al Arabiya, in its report on Saturday, named the officer as Ahmed Hassan al-Zahrani and said he was killed “by extremists”, without providing details.…

Trial delayed for Palestinian teen in viral ‘slap video’

JERUSALEM: The start of a military trial for a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers has been delayed until February 6, her lawyer said Tuesday. The trial of Ahed Tamimi, 16, had been due to begin on Wednesday. Her mother Nariman will also go on trial on February 6, their lawyer Gaby Lasky told AFP. The Israeli military confirmed the date had been changed to February 6, adding it was postponed at Lasky's request. Both Ahed Tamimi and her mother have been ordered to…