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Pakistan: more health workers killed

January 3, 2013

Because God wants children to die of polio.

Gunmen ambushed a van in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday and shot dead seven aid workers – five of them women teachers – in an attack likely to rekindle fears of militant assaults on the nation’s education and health services.

The aid workers, members of a Pakistani non-governmental organisation called Support With Working Solutions, were in a van leaving a community centre near the north-western city of Swabi when two gunmen on motorcycles forced the vehicle to stop, the police said.



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