Attack on polio vaccination team again in Pakistan
Attack on polio vaccination team again in Pakistan: Firing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4 policemen guarding the team killed
Unidentified assailants opened fire on a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday. Due to this, 4 policemen posted in the security of the polio team were killed and 2 were injured. Officials said the incident took place in the Gul Iman area of Tank district. The attackers attacked the police van in which a door-to-door polio vaccination team was travelling.
Locals said that a prolonged exchange of fire between the police and the attackers continued. So far no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Attacks on the polio vaccination team have increased in Pakistan for the past few months. On June 28, an anti-polio vaccination team was also attacked in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal district, in which three people, including two policemen, were killed. On July 30, a police constable was shot by gunmen guarding polio personnel in the Daudzai area of Peshawar district.
On August 1, a police officer guarding a team of polio personnel was shot dead in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. After this, on August 15, two policemen posted in the security of the polio team in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were shot.
In many areas of Pakistan, people are against anti-polio vaccination. He says that polio drops cause infertility in people. Although the government is explaining to the people that this campaign is for your safety.