Major Ishaq, 28, hailing from Khushab, embraced "Shahadat". (Photo: ISPR/Twitter)

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that an army major was martyred in exchange of fire during a search operation at a terrorist hideout in Kulachi area of Dera Ismail Khan (D.I.Khan) district on Wednesday.

The martyred officer was the 28-year-old, Major Ishaq who belonged to Khushab, Punjab. The Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted that he left a widow and a year old son behind.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other high-ranking officials, including Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Butt, attended the funeral prayer held at Dera Ismail Khan.

On November 13, Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham were martyred in a cross-border attack by terrorists from Afghanistan in Bajaur Agency.