Corps Commander Karachi visits residence of Lt Col Syed Kashif

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March 28, 2024

Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar, the Karachi Corps Commander, on Sunday visited the residence of Lieutenant Colonel Syed Kashif Ali, who was martyred during a terrorist attack in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali.

Lt Gen Babar expressed profound reverence for the bravery and valour exhibited by the martyr, extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

He said that Lieutenant Colonel Syed Kashif Ali, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of the nation’s defence, will be remembered in golden words for his unwavering dedication. He also offered fateha for the departed soul.

Read more: Army officers, 5 soldiers martyred in Waziristan terror attack

Syed Kashif Ali was among seven soldiers martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated on March 16. At least six terrorists were also killed in the attack.

As per the ISPR, troops foiled the initial attempt of intrusion into the army installation in the wee hours of the day however, a group of six terrorists rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into it, later carrying out multiple suicide bombings.

The attacks led to the collapse of a portion of a building, resulting in the martyrdom of five brave soldiers.

The martyred soldiers included Havildar Sabir, a resident of district Khyber; Naik Khurshid, a resident of district Lakki Marwat; Sepoy Nasir, a resident of Peshawar; Sepoy Raja, a resident of Kohat; and Sepoy Sajjad, a resident of Abbottabad.

During the ensuing clearance operation, the Pakistan army troops led by Lieutenant Colonel Syed Kashif Ali, engaged and gunned down all the six terrorists. However, 39-year-old Lt Col Ali, a resident of Karachi, and 23-year-old Captain Muhammad Ahmed Badar, a resident of Talagang, embraced martyrdom.

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