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Aid group attacked in Pakistan, six dead

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Six Pakistani employees of a Christian aid group helping earthquake survivors in northwestern Pakistan have been killed by suspected militants armed with grenades.

Officials say militants with grenades attacked the offices of World Vision. They say several other Pakistanis were wounded.

Extremists have killed other people working for foreign aid groups in Pakistan, and many groups have scaled down operations or pulled out altogether.

Islamist militants see foreign aid groups and local outfits that receive international funds as a challenge to their authority in regions under their influence. The organizations often employ women and support female rights initiatives, further angering the extremists.


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