Army Captain among four martyred in IED explosion in Kurram Agency

15 Oct, 2017 2:56 pm

KURRAM AGENCY (92 News) – At least four security personnel including an Army Captain were martyred and three others injured in an Improvised Explosive Device’s (IED) blast planted by terrorists near Kharlachi area of Kurram Agency on Sunday.

In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security personnel were carrying out search operation to arrest the terrorists involved in kidnapping of Canadian national and his wife in Afghanistan.

The Canadian family was rescued by security forces in Kurram Agency near Pak-Afghan border a few days back.

The martyrs include Captain Husnain, Sepoi Saeed Baz, Sepoi Qadir and Sepoi Jumma Gul While Naik Anwar, Sepoi Zahir and Lance Naik Sher Afzal were injured in the incident.

The injured have been shifted to the agency headquarters hospital in Parachinar.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed condolences with families of the martyrs of today’s blast in Kurram Agency.

He prayed for the early recovery of the injured and eternal peace for the departed souls.

Joshua Boyle and his American wife and three children were freed after five years of captivity at the hands of the Haqqani network, a notorious militant group that operates on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

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