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15 December 2017 Last updated 56 SECONDS ago

Martyred AIG Ashraf Noor laid to rest in Skardu

Additional Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Ashraf Noor was martyred and five constables injured when a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into their vehicle at Hayatabad on Friday morning.

According to police, the terrorists targeted the vehicle at Tatara Chauk when he was on his way to office.

The injured have been shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have strongly condemned the suicide blast in Peshawar.

In their separate statements, they lauded the sacrifices of Police personnel in the fight against terrorism and said that such acts of militants cannot deter our law-enforcement agencies and the nation in taking the fight against terrorism to its logical conclusion.

President and Prime Minister also prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul and grant of courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

Muhammad Ashraf Noor was laid to rest in his native town, Skardu on Friday evening.

Force Commander Gilgit-Baltistan Major General Saqib Mehmood, members of Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly and GB Council and a large number of people attended the funeral prayers.