COAS Gen Qamar javed Bajwa attends funeral of Captain Kashif Shaheed.

Lahore (NUT-DesK)

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday attended the funeral prayers of the martyred soldier, identified as Captain Kashif Shaheed, in Rawalpindi, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

Per the military’s media wing, Captain Kashif had embraced martyrdom last night when a security forces vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists in the Tobo area of Gichik in Balochistan.¬† During the incident, two soldiers had sustained injuries, the statement said, adding that the injured soldiers have been evacuated to a medical facility in Khuzdar.

Aside from the COAS, several other senior military officials, people from various walks of life, and relatives of the martyr offered the namaz-e-janaza. Captain Kashif shaheed has been buried will full military honour, the statement added.