Five teachers were killed along with two others in an ambush in Pakistan. The teachers were riding in a van when they were attacked by two armed men riding motorcycles. Two others were murdered in the ambush along with the five teachers. One man, a health technician and a female healthcare worker.
The Los Angeles Times reported the van was leaving a community center on the outskirts of the northwest city of Swabi and on their way home when two gunmen on motorcycles forced the vehicle to stop, Swabi police and government officials said. The vans driver survived the attack and is recovering in a local hospital from gunshot wounds. A 4-year-old boy was unharmed in the attack.
The Associated Press reported militants in the past have accused health workers of acting as spies for the U.S., alleging the healthcare workers are using a vaccine that is intended to make Muslim children sterile.