Gunmen kill seven Pakistani aid workers

From Aid | The Guardian Tue Jan 1 2013, 13:33:00

Shooting of six female aid workers and a male doctor appears to be latest attack by militants on public health teams

Gunmen have killed six Pakistani female aid workers and a male doctor in what appears to be the latest attack by Islamic militants on teams involved in public health campaigns.

Recent days have been violent in the troubled country, with dozens dying in a string of terrorist attacks. Analysts blame many of the strikes on militant groups keen to demonstrate their ability to cause casualties and destruction after the government rejected the Taliban's call for ceasefire negotiations late last month.

"They are signalling to the people that the pain they are suffering is in fact the government's fault because their offer of peace was rejected," said Ejaz Haider, of the Jinnah Institute, a thinktank in the capital, Islamabad. "There is likely to be more violence as they ramp up their campaign in coming weeks."

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