Colonel martyred in Quetta operation laid to rest

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RAWALPINDI: Colonel Sohail Abid of the Military Intelligence, who embraced martyrdom during an intelligence-based operation in Quetta on Wednesday night, was laid to rest in a graveyard in Bara Kahu with full military honours.

Funeral prayers were attended by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and a large number of senior civil and military officers, soldiers and relatives.

Col Abid lost his life and four other soldiers suffered injuries in a gun battle with militants from the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) group during the operation in Killi Almas, a locality on the outskirts of Quetta.

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Earlier, Col Abid’s body was sent from Quetta to his native Chak-91/WB village in Vehari where funeral prayers were held. A large number of people, including Vehari Deputy Commissioner Ali Akbar Bhatti, DPO Umer Saeed Malik, Brig Jawad and local politicians, attended the funeral.

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