An explosion has taken place near a security forces’ convoy in north western Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, injuring one, The blast took place on the Ghulam Khan Road in the tribal region and was caused by an improvised explosive device. The security forces’ convoy was en route from the tribal region’s Miramshah town towards Ghulam Khan tehsil when the explosion occurred. A security forces’ man was injured as a result.
North Waziristan is one of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) governed by tribal laws. An extremist insurgency led by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) plagues the region and the area is known to be infested with militants, including those from Al Qaeda and other armed extremist organisations.