CHITRAL: An improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Arandu along the Afghan border killing a security personnel on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner Chitral Khurshid Alam Mahsud confirmed the incident and identified the martyr as Javed Ahmed, son of Abdul Hakim, a sepoy of Chitral Levies. He was a resident of the Arandu village.
The DC said the IED device was planted underground near a Levies’ post at the old powerhouse village which exploded at about 12:45pm.
The martyred Levies man was later laid to erst in his village. His funeral prayer was attended by a large number of people including the deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner of Chitral.