Name: Adnan Afridi
Rank: Additional SHO
Hometown: KPK Pakistan
Date of Shahadat: 25th July 2023
Place of Shahadat: Masjid in Jamrud KPK
In the rugged landscapes of rural KPK, Pakistan, a brave soul stood tall in the face of terror. Adnan Afridi, an SHO and a true son of the soil, valiantly defended the tehsil compound against the evil intentions of two terrorists on that fateful day, 25th July 2023.
According to police reports, on that day, two terrorists attempted to breach the tehsil compound by car, aiming to attack the Bara police station, a cell of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), and other government offices located within the compound. However, thanks to the swift response of the police officials, their plans were foiled.
After receiving information about the presence of suspicious individuals, a police party was dispatched to the area. The suspects, realizing the presence of law enforcement, tried to escape, but the brave officers pursued them relentlessly. Adnan Afridi, displaying immense courage, followed one of the suicide bombers who sought refuge inside a nearby mosque.
With no regard for his safety, Adnan confronted the suicide bomber inside the mosque. Fearing arrest, the terrorist detonated the explosive device, causing a devastating blast that destroyed the mosque and tragically claimed Adnan Afridi’s life. In his ultimate act of bravery and selflessness, he sacrificed himself to protect the innocent and defend our motherland.
Despite the chaos of the blast, the other officers continued their pursuit, resulting in the arrest of the second terrorist – an accomplice of the suicide bomber who blew up the mosque. The arrest stands as a testament to the unwavering determination of the KPK police in the face of terror.
This was not an isolated incident, as KPK has been facing a new wave of terrorism, and Adnan Afridi’s sacrifice is a stark reminder of the risks our police officers face daily. Just last week, four policemen were martyred, and ten others were injured in a blast near a police station in Bara Bazaar of Khyber district. Despite these challenges, the KPK police continue to stand as the first line of defense against terrorist threats. Adnan Afridi’s funeral was a poignant display of the honor and respect he deserved. Many senior commanders of the KPK police paid their respects, acknowledging his exceptional bravery and dedication.
As we remember Adnan Afridi’s indomitable spirit, let us find inspiration in his sacrifice and continue the fight against terrorism with unwavering resilience. May his legacy forever remind us of the countless unsung heroes who lay down their lives for the safety and security of our nation.