CHARSADDA – A census team was attacked in Mandni area of Charsadda on Tuesday leaving a policeman injured.

According to reports, the incident took place when a security team accompanying census officials in Charsadda came under attack. The security personnel retaliated and shot, injuring the attacker who was later arrested and moved to an undisclosed location.

The policeman was rushed to a nearby hospital after the attack.

The 6th population census is underway in the country with comprehensive teams making door to door visits.

The first phase of head-count under the population census began in sixty-three districts across the country here on Saturday after completion of house listing.

The Pakistan Army, Frontier Constabulary, police, Frontier Corps and levies force personnel had been deployed in KP and Fata to provide security to the census staff members.