Two roadside bombings targeted Pakistani police in the country's restive northwest on Tuesday, killing six officers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks, the ABC News reported.
The first bombing took place in Mansehra district and killed two policemen, local police chief Ijaz Khan said.
Hours later, a roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying police officers from the Bomb Disposal Unit in the northwestern town of Kurram, killing four of them, according to local officer Naeem Khan said. Kurram is located about 200 kilometers (120 miles) west of Peshawar, the main city in the country's northwest.
A Pakistani Taliban spokesman, Mohammad Khurassani, said in a statement to reporters that the militant group carried out both attacks. The Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups have been waging war against the state for over a decade in a bid to topple the Pakistani government and install their own harsh interpretation of Islamic law.
They often target police or soldiers in a bid to undermine security.