KABUL, Afghanistan, May 31 (UPI) -- Gunfire and a roadside bomb killed seven aid workers in Afghanistan in attacks the government blames on Taliban insurgents.
The U.N. Integrated Regional Information Networks reports three women and one man working for ActionAid International were shot en route to Sheberghan, Afghanistan, Tuesday.
Yousuf Stanizai, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the four were shot inside their vehicle.
ActionAid International focuses on education and health care in Afghanistan.
Later Tuesday three Afghan employees of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Daraeem, Afghanistan, were killed when their vehicle triggered a remote roadside bomb.
Two U.S. officials riding with them were not hurt.
Stanizai said the perpetrators were not caught but Afghan forces are investigating and hunting them down.
Attacks on aid workers have become more regular and some groups are considering limiting the scope of their work in Afghanistan.