01 Jan '13, 11am

Six charity workers shot dead in Pakistan

Six charity workers shot dead in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Six women and a man working for a health and education charity in northwest Pakistan were killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday, police said. Police said they were investigating the motive for the attack. Charity workers have been the target in the past of attacks blamed on Islamist militants and other gunmen. The victims -- all Pakistanis -- worked for a Pakistani charity which runs health and education projects, said Abdul Rashid Khan, police chief for Swabi district where the killings took place. They were on their way home from a local community centre when they were attacked. "Four men came on two motorbikes. They attacked their van, a Toyota HiAce. They opened fire to the right and left of the van and fled on their motorbikes," Khan said. "Six women and a man have died. The driver is injured," he said. They were shot near a junction for the mot...

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