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Seven NGO workers killed in NW Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 2, IRNA -- Seven teachers, six women and a man, working at Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operated school were shot dead on Tuesday in north western district of Swabi, police said.

According to a senior police official the incident took place in Sher Afzal Banda area in Tehsil Chota Lahore, when unidentified gunmen targeted the teachers who had just exited the school building.

Earlier in December 2012, the office of an NGO in Muhallah Gulbahar in Swabi was destroyed when a bomb exploded near its building.

In recent months, a number of government and NGO offices as well as CD shops have been targeted by assailants in the relatively peaceful district. So far, police have been unable to arrest any culprit behind these incidents

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80483056

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