RAWALPINDI: Five soldiers were martyred on polling day as their vehicle plunged into a cliff, ISPR reported on Thursday.
“Five more sons of soil embraced martyrdom while serving the nation during election duty,” DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter.
Five more sons of soil embraced Shahadat (Martyred) while serving the nation during Elections duty. Vehicle after delivering election material at NA-12 RO office fell 250 feet down the cliff on road side. No sacrifice is more sacred than the life sacrificed in line of duty.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 26, 2018
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.