Funeral prayers of martyred Col Mujeeb offered in Astore

By: News Desk      Published: 02:36 PM, 10 Mar, 2020
Funeral prayers of martyred Col Mujeeb offered in Astore

The funeral prayers of martyred Col Mujeeb-ur-Rehman was offered at the Army Helipad Ground in Astore.

Civil and military officials and hundreds of locals attended the funeral of Col Mujeeb who laid down his life fighting against terrorists in Tank the other day.

Gilgit-Baltistan Force Commander Maj Gen Ehsan Mehmood Khan led the funeral prayers.

Col Mujeeb was a resident of Bunji, Astore district, of Gilgit Baltistan. He is survived by a widow, three sons and a daughter.

According to the ISPR, the operation was launched against terrorists near Tank. The operation was conducted on the basis of intelligence reports.

As soon as the troops cordoned the area, terrorists opened fire. During the operation, two terrorists were killed. In intense exchange of fire, Col Mujeeb embraced martyrdom, the ISPR said.

"During the sanitization operation, a large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from terrorists’ hideout," the ISPR said.