At least six suspected Taliban were killed and several others wounded when a blast ripped through their vehicle in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said.
The suspects were travelling in a pick-up truck when it blew up near the town of Salarzai in militant-infested Bajaur tribal district, local administration official Adalat Khan said.
He said the explosion was probably caused by hand grenades loaded in the truck.
The region is a known stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters. A US missile strike in Damadola in Bajaur earlier this month killed 14 militants.