Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for attack.
A bomb planted on a motorcycle killed a soldier and wounded another in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday, officials said.
The incident, involving a remote controlled bomb, happened in the Mithra area on the outskirts of Peshawar. “A remote controlled bomb planted on a motorbike went off as an Army vehicle passed by it, killing one soldier and wounding another one,” said a senior security official. A local police official also confirmed the incident and casualties.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the attack in a message sent to media. Mohammad Khorasani, the spokesman of the group, confirmed the attack had been carried out using a motorcycle, and targeted security forces in Peshawar. Peshawar is the gateway to Pakistani tribal badlands that are strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda linked militants. In June the Army began a major offensive against militant hideouts in North Waziristan, a stronghold for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, raising concerns about retaliatory attacks.