KHAR: A tribal elder was killed on Tuesday, when a vehicle he was travelling in, hit an IED installed on a roadside exploded Charmang, Bajaur Agency Wednesday.
Malik Farooq, who was the leader of a local tribe, was critically injured as a result and was immediately taken to Agency Headquarters Hospital Khar for treatment.
Security forces reached the spot and immediately cordoned off the site of the blast.
Earlier this year, at least one soldier was martyred and two others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack against security forces in the Saroobi area of North Waziristan located near the Miranshah headquarter.
Political administration officials said that the security forces were on routine patrol in Saroobi when the IED exploded, claiming the life of one soldier and leaving two others injured.
Frequent violent acts, mostly attacks against personnel of security forces and convoys have occurred in different parts of North Waziristan, in the last several weeks.
Security forces are engaged in a military action Zarb-i-Azab in the area, against militants since June 15, 2014, last. However, under the infamous Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) clauses, the security forces allegedly detain local tribesmen over suspected involvement in these blasts, which is leading to unrest amongst the affected tribesmen.
Protest rallies have been conducted by tribesmen against such acts at Peshawar, Bannu and Dera Ismael Khan recently.