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Swedish woman missionary shot in Pakistan dies

Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 20:15

Islamabad: Swedish missionary worker Birgitte Almeby, who was flown out to Sweden earlier this week after she was shot by unidentified gunmen in Lahore, has died.

Follwoing her death, Pakistan today promised to bring her killers to justice.
"The government of Pakistan conveys its deepest condolences to the government and people of Sweden on the sad demise of Ms Birgitte Almeby, who was seriously injured in Lahore on December 3," said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

The government reiterated its "commitment to make all efforts to conduct a full investigation and to spare no effort to bring the perpetrators to justice".

Almeby, 71, died in a hospital in Stockholm last night.

The Full Gospel Assemblies of Pakistan Church, for which she worked, has described the shooting as a "targeted" attack.

Almeby had lived in Pakistan for over three decades and run several welfare programmes, including a midwifery course.

She was flown to Sweden in an air ambulance on Monday after undergoing surgery in Lahore.


First Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 20:15
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