3 Jan 2013

Murdered aid workers buried

5:56 am on 3 January 2013

Funerals have taken place in north-western Pakistan for seven aid workers who were killed on Tuesday.

The six women and one man were shot at close range after their van was stopped in the district of Swabi.

Their bodies were carried through the streets of their villages by mourners. Hundreds attended the various funerals.

The charity they worked for offered vaccinations for children or education for girls - both of which are seen as crimes by the Pakistani Taliban.

No group has yet said it carried out this attack.

Last month, gunmen killed nine health workers taking part in a national polio vaccination campaign.