RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Five Pakistan army soldiers embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while one got injured in an explosive blast in Barnala area of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the ISPR said that the blast occurred in Chamb Sector, a few meters from the Line of Control (LoC). It said that the nature of the blast is being ascertained.
The ISPR said that the incident is an evident of state-sponsored terrorism by India violating bilateral ceasefire agreement and the international rules.
Those Pakistan army soldiers who embraced shahadat in the blast include;
Subedar Muhammad Sadiq
The 44-year-old Subedar Muhammad Sadiq had 23 years of services in Pakistan army. He had three sons and two daughters. He was a resident of village Bandi P/0 Jura, Authmaqam Tehsil and Neelam District.
Sepoy Muhammad Tayyab
The 26-year-old Sepoy Muhammad Tayyab had five years of service in Pakistan army. He was married and a resident of village Surakhi, Khushab Tehsil & District.
The 20-year-old Sepoy Zohaib had been in Pakistan army for seven months. He was married and a resident of village Nandi Nar Ghamir Manhdala, Hajira Tehsil and Poonch District.
Sepoy Ghulam Qasim
The 22-year-old Sepoy Ghulam Qasim had one year of service in Pakistan army. He was unmarried and a resident of village Sahiwal, Tehsil Sahiwal, Sargodha District.
Naik Sher Zaman
The 36-year-old Naik Sher Zaman had 13 years of services in Pakistan army. He was married and had two sons & two daughters. He was a resident of village Shamashaki, Karack District.