An explosion has killed at least 20 soldiers in Pakistan’s restive northwest. Around 30 others were injured.
The Pakistani Taliban says it was behind the attack as an army convoy was preparing to leave a military base near Bannu.
The town stands at the gateway to North Waziristan, a lawless, tribal region on the Afghan border where many al Qaeda-linked militant groups are holed up.
The Pakistani Taliban vowed to step up attacks on security
forces after electing a new hardline leader late last year.