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Pakistan killings

The National Council of Churches in Pakistan condemned the killing in March of six Muslim staff members at a World Vision hospital in Ogi in Pakistan's Mansehra district.

World Vision suspended its Pakistan operations. Spokesperson Dean Owen said the humanitarian group "typically loses one staff member a year to violence. Never, ever in our 60-year history have we lost six in one day."

Unidentified gunmen shot staff (eight survived) before bombing the hospital.

The council's general secretary, Victor Azariah, said the attack was linked to the "Taliban movement, which is against the American presence in any shape."


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