Peshawar — Terrorists have killed a Pakistan Army’s officer lieutenant Arsalan Alam in firing from across the border in Afghanistan, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed on Saturday.
According to military’s statement, the attackers targeted the post in the recently cleared Rajgal Valley of Khyber Agency on Saturday morning where post commander 22-year old Lt Arsalan Alam was fatally shot.
The funeral prayers of lieutenant Arsalan Alam was attended by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Butt along with the lieutenant’s relatives and other civil and military officials in the Peshawar Garrison, ISPR said. He will be laid to rest in his home town with “full military honour”.
Lieutenant Arsalan from 135 L/C ex 29 Sindh Regiment was deployed as the officer commanding at the border post in Rajgal valley and was the only brother of three sisters.
The army recently cleared the Rajgal Valley along the border in the Khyber-4 military operation and established a number of military posts to check cross-border movement.
Militants who had sanctuaries in the valley and other adjoining tribal regions have escaped across the porous border. They often strike from inside Afghanistan and sometimes cross the border to hit Pakistani forces.