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Seven charity workers shot dead in Pakistan: police

Published on Jan 1, 2013 7:57 PM

PESHAWAR (AFP) - 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 Mr 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.

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