Taliban kills six health workers in Pakistan

Four women were killed in less than an hour in seemingly co-ordinated attacks in Karachi on Tuesday, a day after a man working on a local government-World Health Organisation (WHO) project was also shot dead in the city, police said.

A sixth worker, also a woman, was killed on Tuesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, which lies close to the tribal areas, a haven for the Taliban and other militants who ordered a ban on polio vaccinations in June.

Sagheer Ahmed, the health minister for Sindh province, of which Karachi is capital, said he had ordered a