Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa along with others officers offered the funeral prayers at General Headquarters (GHQ) here on Sunday for the seven soldiers martyred in an attack in North Waziristan a day earlier, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.
Seven troops, including an army officer, embraced martyrdom and nine terrorists were killed in an ambush during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Ghailani area of North Waziristan. In return fire, the surviving soldiers in the group killed nine attackers.
A group of militants who were reported to have infiltrated from across the border was involved in the attack and apparently hiding in the compound.
The soldiers who embraced martyrdom were identified as Captain Junaid, Havaldar Ameer, Havaldar Asif, Havaldar Naseer, Havaldar Abdul Razzaq, Sepoy Samiullah, and Sepoy Anwar.
Their bodies have been sent to their respective native towns for burial with full military honours.
Below are photographs and details of the martyred soldiers released by ISPR: