Islamabad : Pakistani security forces Monday arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in the troubled North Waziristan district as they fled after attacking a convoy close to the Afghan border, the military said.
A remote-controlled bomb was detonated early Monday when some vehicles were moving between the village of Razmak and the northwest town of Bannu, the military's chief spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad said.
"No major damage was done and just one soldier was slightly injured," he said.
Following the attack, the security forces rounded up seven suspects fleeing in two vehicles and recovered the remote control devise used to set off the bomb, according to Arshad. Authorities were interrogating the suspects.
Meanwhile, four soldiers were wounded in a rocket attack on an army camp in the town of Miranshah, the administrative capital of North Waziristan located some 60 km west of Bannu.
Pro-Taliban insurgents have intensified attacks, including suicide bombings, on security forces deployed in the lawless tribal region bordering Afghanistan after the military operation against a radical mosque in Islamabad that killed 75 militants three weeks ago.
Up to 200 soldiers and policemen have been killed in bombings and ambushes that primarily targeted military convoys and checkpoints.