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Seven Die In Gun Ambush In Northern Pakistan
Gunmen have ambushed and shot dead six female aid workers and a male doctor who were travelling in a van in northern Pakistan.
The group's vehicle was raked with gunfire as they returned home from a children's community centre run by the Pakistani charity Ujala, according to district police officer Abdur Rashid Khan.
The driver of the vehicle was seriously wounded in the attack.
The ambush occurred on the outskirts of the town of Swabi, in northern Pakistan.
Doctors at the Shah Mansoor Medical Complex in Swabi have confirmed that they received the seven bodies.
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.
Last month, gunmen killed nine health workers taking part in a national polio vaccination drive in a series of attacks.
Aid workers have frequently been kidnapped or killed in Pakistan, which is struggling to contain a Taliban insurgency and plagued by corruption and violent crime.
No group has claimed responsibility for today's attack.