PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – A bomb attached to a motorcycle struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing two soldiers, a police official said. The Taleban claimed responsibility for the attack.
The bomb exploded as the army vehicle was passing by on a road on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, said police official Roohullah Bangash.
Two soldiers were killed while two other soldiers and two police officers were wounded in the attack, he said.
Within hours, Mohammad Khurassani, the spokesman for the Pakistani Taleban – known as Tehrik-e-Taleban or TTP – claimed responsibility in a statement to media. The group is separate from the Afghan Taliban.
Peshawar is located near Pakistan’s tribal regions, which are a hiding place for local and foreign al-Qaeda-linked militants.