ISLAMABAD, June 1 (Xinhua) -- A soldier of the Pakistani army was killed on Saturday in a terrorist attack on a military vehicle in the country's northwest district of North Waziristan, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The ISPR, the media wing of Pakistan army, said that some unknown miscreants attacked the vehicle with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Boya area of North Waziristan, a district in the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The terrorists also opened fire at the vehicle after the bomb attack, said the statement, adding that the attackers managed to flee after retaliation from the security personnel. The military vehicle was on a patrolling duty when it came under the attack.
Security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the whole region and launched a search operation. No group claimed the attack yet.
"Terrorist activities in North Waziristan have increased lately. Over the last month, five soldiers have been martyred and 31 injured due to terrorist activities," said the ISPR.
The military's media wing linked Saturday's attack with the attacks on two military check posts last month.
On May 26, the military released a statement saying that a miscreants group assaulted a check post in North Waziristan in an effort to release a facilitator of terrorists arrested by the forces. However, a fire exchange took place between the two sides, which killed three assailants and left 15 others injured, including five soldiers.