Anti-polio work may have been factor in attack

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen have ambushed a van of teachers in northwest Pakistan Monday, killing five female teachers two health workers.

The police chief in the town of Swabi says the van was carrying teachers working for a non-governmental organization who were on their way to a community center.

Many militants in the conservative province where the attack took place oppose female education and have attacked female students and blown up their schools.

The group's director said they may have been targeted for their anti-polio work.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Associated Press

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