Tuesday, January 1 2013, 05:03 PM MST
Five Teachers and Two Aid Workers Shot To Death In Pakistan
(CBS) It’s been a deadly start to the New Year in Pakistan.
Teachers and aid workers, mostly women, were killed in an ambush.
The bodies of five young teachers and two aid workers were loaded into ambulances in northwest Pakistan. Gunmen ambushed their van on the way home from a community center. The victims - six women and one man - worked at a girls' primary school and adjoining medical clinic.
One man - now a widower - was gassing up his car so he could go pick up his wife, when he got a call about the shooting.
Relatives wailed inside an ambulance. The injured van driver told police four gunmen pulled one woman's son from the vehicle before opening fire.
The director of the aid group says the victims may have been targeted for their anti-polio work.
The shooting happened in the same conservative province where Taliban gunmen tried to assassinate a Pakistani schoolgirl who spoke out against them.
15-year-old Malala Yousafzai survived -- and promised to keep fighting for the education of girls.
No group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack.