Islamabad : A roadside bomb exploded in northwest Pakis tan , killing two soldiers who were travelling in their vehicle , the military said . The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsivity laity for the attack . The banned Terek – e – Taliban Pakistan gave a higher death toll in Saturday’s attack in Khyber Pak htunkhwa province , saying eight soldiers died .
There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy . TTP also claimed responsibility for a hand grana de attack on a police van in the Swabi area of the province that killed a police officer and injured two others on Saturday .
Pakistan is witnessing in creased attacks on security forces after the militant TTP ended a cease – fire with the go government last November .