Gunmen have killed four female aid workers following an ambush in North Waziristan in Pakistan,. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, authorities said on Monday.
The aid workers were gunned down by unidentified men says local police chief Shafiullah Gandapur. A driver and another aid worker survived the ambush.
The Pakistani workers were affiliated with a program which helps develop household skills for women.
Mohsin Dawar, a legislator in North Waziristan wrote on Twitter, “Heartfelt condolences to the families of the 4 female social activists of Sabawoon NGO who were killed in broad daylight in Ipi, North Waziristan.”
“Where is the State? The wave of indiscriminate killings continues unabated in our region with no end in sight to the ongoing violence,” Dawar said.
Meanwhile the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan condemned the attack saying, “The state must bring to book the perpetrators of this heinous crime. The re-emergence of terror groups in the area is a matter of grave concern.”
“It is the responsibility of the authorities to protect the lives and property of citizens at all costs. HRCP shares the grief of the families and colleagues of the four women who lost their lives,” the organization wrote on Twitter.