Kohlu blast: Martyred Pak army officers laid to rest

Kohlu IED blast: Martyred Pak army officers laid to rest

RAWALPINDI : Two officers of the Pakistan Army, who were martyred in a blast in Kohlu area of Balochistan, were laid to rest with full military honour in their hometowns.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said the funeral prayers of Maj Muhammad Jawad and Capt Sagheer Abbas were offered at Rawalpindi and Kot Addu, respectively.

Lt Gen Muhammad Saeed, Chief of General Staff, serving and retired officers, soldiers, relatives and people from other segments of society attended the funerals.

Major Jawad Shaheed, from Kallar Kahar, was a husband and father of two kids. He was commissioned in the 123 PMA Long Course and joined the Frontier Force.

Captain Saghir Abbas Shaheed was from Tehsil Kot Addu of Muzaffargarh District. He was commissioned in the 137 PMA Long Course and joined Army Air Defence Corps.

Earlier on Friday, the military media wing said in a press release that security forces carried out an intelligence based operation in Kohlu area to deny terrorists any liberty to operate.

As soon as troops started operation, an IED exploded close to the raiding party consisting of Army personnel. Resultantly, Maj Jawad and Capt Sagheer embraced martyrdom and laid their lives in defence of the motherland against an externally perpetrated threat.

“Such cowardly acts by inimical elements cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan. Security forces remain determined to challenge their nefarious designs, even at the cost of blood and lives,” the ISPR said in its statement.