Yesterday, Friday September 18, 2015, 16 people attacked a mosque in Badaber. An Air Force base located on the outskirts of Peshawar. This happened during Friday morning prayers. 29 people including 16 PAF officers were martyred.
A very brave 27-year-old soldier led the troops for the clearance operation. He fought with bravery and managed to get the situation under control. 13 terrorists were killed in the operation but he embraced martyrdom while on duty.
The Pakistani nation was gripped with terror once again and were ever so grateful to the Pakistani armed forces for recovering the base in time. But sadness prevailed with the loss.
This is how the people of Pakistan reacted to the attack:
Asfandyar was doing his Job when he Embraced Shahadat, but he was not the Only one.16 Bloody Civilians were also Martyred in #Badaber Attack
— Syed Umair H Zaidi (@UmairSZaidi) September 19, 2015
Attack on Masjid & Armed forces of Pakistan is NOT Jihad, its FASAAD. Our enemies want to make Pakistan their battle field #Badaber
— Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (@HafizSaeedJUD01) September 18, 2015
— Army Defender (@ArmyDefender) September 18, 2015
I strongly condemn the terrorist attack at the #PAF air base in Peshawar.
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) September 18, 2015
I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on #PAF camp in Peshawar. Prayers for the injured
— Hina Butt Hayat (@hinaparvezbutt) September 18, 2015
The #IamAsfandYar trend has also started trending in honour of the captain who led the forces:
Will shed the last drop of my blood in the defence of my MotherLand ❤
Proud to be pakistani and proud to be a son of brave soil sons nation….
— Wajahat (@Wajahat_NYPAK) September 18, 2015
— Hina Izaz (@hina_izaz) September 19, 2015
— asimjaved (@asimjav82757077) September 19, 2015
— Nadeem khan (@nadeemkhan0156) September 19, 2015
These are the tributes given to the martyr:
— Ambreen Nazir (@ambreen_nazir) September 18, 2015
— O_Agent α™ (@MajorTaqi) September 18, 2015
— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) September 19, 2015
Our martyrs Our pride.Salute to brave son of soil #Asfandyar who sacrificed his life for the nation. We love you.
— hasroon pervez (@hasroonpervez) September 19, 2015
Mujhe Apne Baitay Per Fakhar Hain, Dushman Sy Bahadri Say Lary Aur Seny Per Goli Kha Kar Shaheed Hoye: Walid Shaheed Captain #Asfandyar
— BreakingNewsAlerts (@UpdatesAlert) September 19, 2015
— Syed Iftekhar Tayyab (@itshahabi) September 19, 2015
— Haleem Adil Sheikh (@HaleemAdil) September 19, 2015
— ◎Aminay◎ (@aminakhan818) September 18, 2015
— Usman (@zee_soldier) September 18, 2015
RIP brave ones, we will never forget your sacrifice.