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Gunmen kill 7 charity workers in Pakistan

2013-01-01 16:34

Peshawar - A police official says unknown gunmen have ambushed a van of teachers in northwest Pakistan and killed six female teachers and one man in the vehicle.

The police chief in the town of Swabi, Abdur Rasheed, says the van was carrying teachers working for a non-governmental organisation who were on their way to a community centre. Gunmen attacked the vehicle on the outskirts of Swabi on Tuesday.

Rasheed did not identify the name of the organisation.

Many militants in the conservative Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where the attack took place oppose female education and have attacked female students and blown up their schools.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Comments
  • avremel.niselow - 2013-01-01 16:59

    First the polio workers now this. The moral is: don't try to help Pakistanis.(or play cricket there.)

  • enlightened.bowman - 2013-01-01 17:54

    Nice. I wonder if the gunmen were Muslim?

      avremel.niselow - 2013-01-01 20:32

      Please tell me that's rhetorical.

  • kseyffert - 2013-01-01 19:59

    They run around killing and destroying. That is the way to deal with them. Who gave them the right to choose for others? If you want your girls uneducated and they are happy with that, then fine. Just leave those with more brains alone to be the best they can be. This kind of behaviour is simply not acceptable.

  • bhingisankore.tafari - 2013-01-01 20:50

    I wonder if the gun men were muslims followers of prophet muhamad peace be upon him...

  • neville.watson.94 - 2013-01-01 22:58

    What is wrong with this PIGS kill in the name of Allah what a shame

  • Dereck - 2013-01-02 10:15

    World is going for a ball

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