PESHAWAR: At least six security personnel were killed and three injured when a military convoy was ambushed by militants in Sara Khwaara area on Kohat Road in the outskirts of Peshawar late on Wednesday.?

Official sources told Dawn.com that heavily armed militants targeted the convoy in Sara Khwaara area of Mattani district near the troubled Darra Adamkhel region, killing six security personnel.

A vehicle of the para-military forces was also destroyed in the attack which was initiated with rockets fires, the added.

The security forces also claimed to have killed at least four attackers as a search operation is ongoing in the area.

The exchange of fires between the militants and the security forces continued for almost an hour during which three security personnel were also injured.

On May 16, an army convoy was attacked in the same area also leaving at least five soldiers dead.

No one has yet accepted responsibility of the attack, however, the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have carried out similar attacks in the area on military convoys in the past.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly

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