A bomb attack killed six Pakistani soldiers on patrol in the country's northwestern tribal belt on Friday, security officials said.
The device planted on the side of the road exploded as the convoy was moving through the Yakh Kandaw area of Orakzai, one of the districts where Taliban militants have fled after punishing offensives elsewhere in the northwest.
"Six security force personnel, including a colonel, were martyred in the attack," a paramilitary official told AFP.
Two other security officials confirmed the attack and the death toll.
It was the third bomb attack to kill Pakistani soldiers on patrol in the tribal belt since Tuesday.