RAWALPINDI – A soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom after terrorists fired from across the Afghan border on an Army border post, a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at the recently cleared area around Mustil pass, an important passage from Afghanistan into Rajgal, in Khyber Agency.

The martyred soldier was identified by ISPR as Naib Subedar Azher Ali, whose funeral prayers were offered at the Peshawar Garrison. He will be buried in his native town with full military honours.

Last month, Lt Arsalan Alam, 22, who belonged to the army’s Sindh regiment, embraced martyrdom when terrorists from across the border fired upon a Pakistani post in Khyber Agency.

Alam was commanding the border post in Rajgal, in the Tirah valley, when it came under fire from inside Afghanistan.