3 Army soldiers, 3 children martyred in North Waziristan suicide attack

By: News Desk
Published: 11:02 AM, 15 May, 2022
3 Army soldiers, 3 children martyred in North Waziristan suicide attack
Caption: File photos of soldiers martyred in the suicide blast.
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Three soldiers of the Pakistan Army and three children were martyred when a suicide bomber blew himself up in North Waziristan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to a statement released by the military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday, a suicide blast occurred in the vicinity of Miranshah in North Waziristan, taking lives of three soldiers and as many children.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Lance Havaldar Zubair Qadir, age 33 years and a resident of Pakpatan; Sepoy Uzair Asfar, age 21 years and a resident of Haripur; Sepoy Qasim Maqsood, age 22 years and a resident of Multan.

Three innocent children were also martyred in the suicide attack who were identified as Ahmed Hassan age 11 years, Ahsan age eight years and Anum age four years. Intelligence agencies are investigating to find out about suicide bomber and his handlers/facilitators, the ISPR statement added.

The security forces also cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to track down the perpetrators.

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A few weeks ago, seven Pakistani soldiers had been martyred in a militant attack in North Waziristan. Militants ambushed a military vehicle in Dattakhel area on April 14. Seven soldiers had laid down their lives in the exchange of fire.

On April 13, two soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in the Shaam and Mirali Khadi areas of North Waziristan.

PM, Zardari, Bilawal strongly condemn suicide blast

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned a suicide blast in Miran Shah, North Waziristan in which reportedly six persons including three security personnel embraced martyrdom.

The prime minister expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families. He also prayed for the high ranks of the departed souls and for the bereaved families to bear the losses with equanimity.

He paid tributes to the sacrifices of Lance Hawaldar Zubair Qadir, sepoy Aziz Asghar and sepoy Qasim Maqsood.

He said that the entire nation felt pride over the supreme sacrifices of the armed forces of Pakistan which had always been a golden chapter in national history. Such a display of valour and sacrifices had always remained a glowing principle of the armed forces of Pakistan which were kept alive by the martyrs, he added.

The prime minister also expressed condolences with the bereaved families of shaheed children including 4-year-old Anam, 8-year-old Ahsan and 11-year-old Ahmad Hassan.

Expressing his resolve to root out the scourge of barbarity, he said that murderers of innocent children had been the enemies of Islam and humanity. He said that they would not rest till the facilitators and culprits behind this heinous act were brought to justice.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari also paid special tribute to the martyred soldiers. "The whole nation stands with the army against terrorism," they said.