Five soldiers martyred in Battagram while performing election duty

RAWALPINDI: Five soldiers  were martyred on polling day as their vehicle plunged into a cliff, ISPR reported on Thursday.

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“Five more sons of soil embraced martyrdom while serving the nation during election duty,” DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the soldiers’ vehicle “fell 250 feet down a cliff” after delivering election material at the returning officer’s office in NA-12, Battagram.

“No sacrifice is more sacred than the life sacrificed in line of duty,” Major General Ghafoor said.

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