MIRANSHAH: One soldier sustained injuries in firing of an unidentified armed man in Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district on Friday.

Official sources said the security forces personnel were on routine patrol in Boya Muhammadkhel area in the night when a gunman opened fire at the security forces vehicle. As a result, one soldier sustained critical injuries. The injured soldier was taken to hospital for treatment.

The security forces cordoned off the area after the incident and launched a search operation. However, there was no word about any arrest.

Attacks on security forces and target killings have increased in North Waziristan tribal district since the return of the temporarily displaced persons (TDPs). Several soldiers have been martyred and injured in such attacks.