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  Tevet 19, 5773 , 01/01/13

Five Female Teachers Killed by Terrorists in Pakistan

Five female teachers and two aid workers were killed Tuesday by terrorists in northwest Pakistan. 

The terrorists ambushed a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center and opened fire. 

Islamic militants in the region often target women educators and aid workers in an effort to quell women's rights. In the same province, in October, terrorists seriously wounded 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, an outspoken activist for female education and empowerment.

As of now, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

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