Villagers bury aid workers killed in Swabi

Mourners carry the body of a female aid worker, who was killed on Tuesday by gunmen, during her funeral procession in Swabi, Jan 2, 2013. — Photo by AP

SWABI: Hundreds of villagers turned out for the funerals of aid workers and teachers who were gunned down by militants in the country's northwest.    

Family and friends on Wednesday buried two of the female teachers, along with a female health worker and a male medical technician.

The four were among seven people killed Tuesday on their way home from a community centre in the town of Swabi where they were employed by a non-governmental organisation.

There has been no claim of responsibility, and no arrests have been made.

The director of the NGO said he suspected the attack might have been retribution for the group's work helping vaccinate children against polio.

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Jan 02, 2013 01:16pm
Had these people been killed by a drone, all religious parties and sundries would be up in arms but a complete silence by these 'patriotics' speaks volume of their sincerity. Shame on you all!
Ron Luce
Jan 03, 2013 01:43am
My prayers and thoughts go out to the families of the victims. Ron, USA