July 07, 2011

Once in Afghanistan a true story

Jumma Marri
by Jumma Marri on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 9:29pm

While I was in my summer vacation and was to leave the camp next day this event took place which I could never forget both killed men and their father were very good friend of mine and were body guards of my father.

It was September 1988 at 3 PM two Mari crossed Helmond river bridge to sell some of their animals infect it was known as enemy territory because there the forest started and it was controlled by so called Afghan Mujahidin’s few locals tried to snatch the weapons of the two Marris and a hand fight started and then gun fires were heard worried about the situation father sent more Marri to get them back to safety but they were already taken to forest by the enemy.

Horror gripped the heart of those who went to save their friends, among the rescuers were one father and his son as the elder brother saw his younger brother lying on ground while they were behind trees and there was fierce gun fire from both sides. Caught behind bushes with continuous gunfire whizzing over their heads, the son asked his father if he could go out into the "no man's land" between the bushes to bring his fallen brother back.

"You can go," said the father, "but I don't think it will be worth it. Your brother is probably dead and you may throw your life away." The fathers’ words didn't matter, and the son went anyway.

Miraculously, he managed to reach his brother, hoisted him onto his shoulder and brought him back to their company's behind bushes. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the bushes, the experienced father checked the wounded son, and then looked kindly at his son. "I told you it wouldn't be worth it," he said. "Your brother is dead and you are mortally wounded.

"It was worth it, Aba," said the son. ABA in Balochi means father…ADA… means brother..

"What do you mean by worth it?" responded the tearful father. "Your brother is dead."

"Yes ABA," the privately answered, "but it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive and I got the chance to hear him say....."ADA........... I KNEW YOU'D COME."

Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not, really depends on how you look at it. Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do, so that you may not regret not doing it later in your life..

Seeing his both sons dead in front of his eyes father could not resist this pain he identified the positions from where the fire was coming and stood the place where his younger son fall first and open fire at the enemy after finishing three magazines from his AK 47 he was killed by enemy fire he fell on same spot where he lost his both sons.

He was BHAVAL KHAN MARRI well known weapon mechanic or lohar in Balochi.

In that battle we lost 7 men killed and killed 25 enemy fighters. I should remind the readers that Pakistan frequently paid money to Afghans Mujahidin to attack Baloch camps in Afghanistan.

"A real brother or friend is the one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out"

1 comment:

changgiz said...

nice brother.long live balochistan