Funerals take place in Upper Dir for Pakistani forces killed in clashes with Islamist militants. Photograph: Rohullah Shakir.
I'm posting more announcements of our shaheed (martyred) who are fighting for our country, our people and our freedom.
Sunday May 22nd 2011
'Armed militants stormed into a naval airbase here on Sunday night, destroyed three aircraft and killed at least five people — four navy personnel and a foreigner whose nationality could not be ascertained.' (Dawn)
Thursday June 2nd 2011
'Islamist militants believed to have come from Afghanistan have fought a second day of battles with Pakistani security forces..
The fighting began when militants crossed into Pakistan on Wednesday. By Thursday evening, 25 soldiers, 35 militants and three civilians had died in fighting, according to the regional police chief, Ghulam Mohammed.' (Guardian)
Thursday June 9th 2011
'Eight soldiers and 12 militants killed at security checkpoint in Waziristan, according to intelligence officials' (Guardian)
Note: I can only provide you with names if I find them in the news articles I browse. If you think something needs correcting, please do leave me a message. I try my best.
We should all pray for these men and their families and recognise their courage and sacrifice for their country.
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