Monday October 19th 2009
Two soldiers embraced shahadat (martyrdom) in the clashes at Makeen. Another soldier embraced shahadat in an operation north of Shakai. The army lost two soldiers south of Razmak. (The News)
Friday October 23rd 2009
A soldier was killed when militants attacked security forces in Boay Naray, located west of Sherwangai on Wednesday night. Another soldier was killed when militants fired six rockets on the Razmak Army Camp. (The News)
Brigadier Moeen Ud Din Ahmed embraced shahadat after an attack on Thursday.
Funeral prayers were said at Chaklala Garrison
“Brig. Moeen of Sindh Regiment was serving as Deputy Force Commander of UN forces in Sudan. He is survived by widow, three sons and a daughter…
On Thursday morning while on his way to Rawalpindi from Islamabad, the vehicle in which he was travelling was ambushed and fired by pillion riders in G-11 sector. He was critically wounded and later, succumbed to the injuries while on way to hospital.” (PakTribune)
Saturday October 24th 2009
Three soldiers were reported to have been killed in the overnight fighting overnight in Kotkai in South Waziristan. On Tuesday morning seven soldiers were killed as army checkpoints were attacked by the Taliban. (BBC News)
Saturday October 31st 2009
“A roadside bomb killed seven Pakistani soldiers in the northwestern Khyber region on the Afghan border on Saturday, hours after warplanes struck suspected Taliban positions in a neighboring tribal area, officials said.” (Reuters)
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We should all pray for these men and their families and recognise their courage and sacrifice for their country.
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I feel now more than ever we should be supporting our army who are fighting the Taliban as we see the terror and destruction they spread in places such as Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.
Updated: Added the BBC News link