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Police: 7 aid workers killed in Pakistan

By Shaan Khan, CNN
updated 8:44 PM EST, Wed January 2, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Seven Pakistani aid workers are shot to death in a village in northern Pakistan
  • Five were teachers and the other two health officials, a police official says
  • All but one of those killed are women, he says
  • They were attacked by four gunmen after leaving work, the official says

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Seven aid workers -- all but one of them women -- were shot to death Tuesday in a remote area of northern Pakistan, a police official said.

Five of those killed were teachers and the other two were health officials, police official Abdul Rashid told CNN.

Read more: Attacks on aid workers rising in Pakistan

They had just left work when four gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Sher Afzal, a village about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Peshawar, he said.

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All seven were Pakistani nationals, he said.

The victims worked for the Ujalla community center, a non-profit organization providing health and education to the community in the Swabi area, Rashid said.

Their driver was also seriously injured and is being treated in the hospital, he said.

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