Militant killed, lady health worker, police official injured in attack on polio team

One assailant was shot dead in retaliatory firing by police officials in Tambolak area of Mardan district

Web Desk May 19, 2015

MARDA: One person was shot dead while a female polio worker and police officer were injured when a vaccination team was attacked in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa's Mardan district on Tuesday, Express News reported. 

Unidentified assailants opened fire at a polio vaccination team in Tambolak area of Mardan district, leaving one female worker injured.

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Police personnel present at the site were also fired at but were intercepted by a second team of police personnel who opened fire on the assailants.

Read: Anti-polio campaign: Parents of over 6,000 children in K-P refuse to inoculate children

As a result of the firing one police constable was injured while one of the assailants was killed.


Kokab | 7 years ago | Reply Shame on our PMLN which is pushing the Country back into the Stone Ages. The world is getting much, much better on a whole variety of dimensions. But the Pakistani government is not even able to stop the killings of innocent people who help us to prevent a disease. it looks like more people are getting killed than the people who are going to suffer with Polio. Unfortunately no secure premises are provided for Polio workers at all. Government has totally failed to protect them. Nawaz Sharif must RESIGN.
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