Attack On Polio Vaccination Team In Pakistan 3 People Died
Anti Polio Vaccination Team: Unidentified gunmen attacked a team that...
Anti Polio Vaccination Team: Unidentified gunmen attacked a team that went to Pakistan to administer polio medicine, in which three people have died. This attack has been done in North Waziristan district of Pakistan on Tuesday. For information, let us tell you that this area is adjacent to the border of Afghanistan. Two policemen and a health worker have died in this attack by gunmen. These people had gone to give polio medicine to the children.
This year, 9 cases of polio have been reported in this district adjoining Afghanistan, after which a team was going door to door in connection with the vaccination campaign. Then the gunmen attacked the team, in which a member of the team and two policemen engaged in their security were killed. Police has started investigating the matter. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Attacks on polio team that have happened in the past
In March this year, gunmen shot and killed a female polio worker in northwest Pakistan. She was returning home after participating in the anti-polio campaign. In January last year, gunmen shot and killed a police officer guarding a team of polio vaccination workers in northwest Pakistan.
Polio is not eradicated
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only countries in the world where polio has not been eradicated. This year 9 cases of polio have been reported in the districts adjoining Afghanistan, against which vaccination campaign is going on and the vaccination team is going door to door giving polio medicine.
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