Islamabad: Pakistan military said another eight people were injured in the blast targeting a security convoy in south-west of Peshawar. At least six Pakistani soldiers have been killed, as violence continues despite an apparent ceasefire with militants.

It is the first attack on security forces this month, and comes just few days after a court in Islamabad was stormed.

A Taliban ceasefire announcement at the weekend has failed to halt violence. The Pakistan Taliban (TTP) promised a month-long truce while peace moves resume. In response, the military halted air strikes against militant positions in tribal areas near the Afghan border.

There was no immediate reaction from the government or the TTP leadership.