Four women aid workers killed in Pakistan ...

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Four women aid workers killed in Pakistan 

 International Desk

 Published: 09:39 PM, 22 February 2021  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

At least four female development workers have been killed, leaving one seriously injured also, by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's North Waziristan district. 

The attack took place at 9:30am (04:30 GMT) on Monday near the village of Ippi, Al Jazeera reported. 

The women worked for an NGO that trained other women, said Shafiullah Gandapur, the police chief in North Waziristan, part of the northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which has long been home to Islamist militants.

"The women have been targeted and killed by the terrorists," Gandapur said. "It is too early to say who or what group could be involved."

North Waziristan was once the main base of an allied group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP).