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Villagers bury aid workers killed in Swabi

Published Jan 02, 2013 10:29am

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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.