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Attack on anti-polio team, Policeman killed

Bajaur Agency

Pakistan News : Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team in Bajaur Agency on Monday, killing a policeman who was providing security, officials said.

The attackers opened fire as the team was going to administer polio drops in Kalam town in Bajaur district, one of the seven tribal areas along the Afghan border, local administration official Suhail Ahmed Khan said.

“One tribal police official, who had been escorting the team, died in the attack,” he told AFP.

There was no immediate report of any other casualties, he said, adding that the attackers managed to escape. A security official also confirmed the death.

Health officials said the campaign involved some 624 teams working to inoculate 223,570 children under five years of age against the crippling disease in Bajaur.

No one has claimed responsibility for the killings. (AFP)

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