Pakistan pledge to bring aid worker killers to justice

Khalil Dale was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan Credit: ITV Border

Pakistan government officials say they're determined to bring to justice those responsible for killing a Dumfries aid worker.

The body of 60 year old Khalil Dale was found yesterday near the city of Quetta.

It followed his abduction at the hands of gunmen in January.

Mr Dale had been working for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

He'd spent many years working as an aid worker and had also previously worked as a nurse in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

He lived in the town for 30 years.

Prime Minister David Cameron has described his murder as a "shocking and merciless act".

Meanwhile the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said there was a determination to bring the perpetrators to justice.

A spokesman added: "Pakistan is committed to combat terrorism and the death of Mr. Dale has only strengthened our resolve to eliminate this scourge."

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