An injured driver (in white) who survived a shooting by unidentified gunmen in Swabi, arrives at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar January 1, 2013
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Seven charity workers shot dead in Pakistan

Seven charity workers, six of them women, have been shot dead in north-west Pakistan, police say.

The women, some of them teachers, were attacked near a children's community centre. A male colleague died with them. All were Pakistani citizens.

Their vehicle came under gunfire near the centre in the Swabi district - close to a road connecting Peshawar to the eastern city of Lahore.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Islamabad.

  • 01 Jan 2013