This brings the total number of charity workers killed to nine since January 1st.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Unknown gunmen Saturday shot dead two Pakistani charity workers involved in an education project in the northwestern city of Charsadda, 80 miles (130 kilometres) from Islamabad, police said.

Zakir Hussain, head of the education wing of the Al-Khidmat Foundation in Charsadda, was attacked with his driver as they were on the way to visit one of the schools being run by the charity.

“Two gunmen fired at them in Utmanzai town, seven kilometres (four miles) north of Charsadda, and escaped on a motorcycle after the attack,” senior police official Nisar Khan Marwat told AFP.

An official for the Al-Khidmat charity also confirmed the attack.