The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan confirmed that an Army Army lost his life in an insider attack in south-eastern Ghazi province of Afghanistan.

The defense ministry in a statement said “Colonel Abdul Mubeen Mujtaba, the Commander of the 3rd Brigade of 203rd Thunder Corps was martyred in an insider attack carried out by an enemy infiltrator before noon time today.”

The statement further added that Colonel Mujtaba had visited Qarabagh district to review the security situation of the district when he came under fire by an enemy infiltrator.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Defense said the security forces returned fire and shot dead the assailant.

The Ministry of Defense also added that ‘the martyrdom of Colonel Mujtaba is a major and irreparable loss and offers condolences to the family of the deceased.’