Pakistan gunmen kill vaccine escort police

Gunmen in Pakistan kill two police escorting polio vaccinators

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Gunmen shot and killed two police officers escorting a polio vaccination team on Wednesday forcing a suspension of the immunization campaign in a district of northwest Pakistan, where the crippling disease is endemic.

Previous attacks have been inspired by religious hardliners spreading false rumors, and the latest ambush of a vaccination team comes at a time when the polio cases in Pakistan have jumped from 12 to over 100 in the last one year, making it only one of three countries in the world where the disease is endemic.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com

Photo by Trust "Tru" Katsande on Unsplash

Photo by Trust “Tru” Katsande on Unsplash

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