DI Khan polio team attack kills two policemen

DI Khan polio team attack kills two policemen

PESHAWAR: Two policemen guarding a polio vaccination team were shot dead by armed men on Tuesday, police said, the latest setback to efforts to eradicate the crippling disease.
Tuesday’s attack took place in the village of Gandi Umar Khan, about 20 kilometres west of Dera Ismail Khan, on the second day of an innoculation drive, senior police official Sadiq Baluch told AFP. Nisar Khan Marwat, another police officer, confirmed the attack, adding: “Two police officials were accompanying two local polio workers when four gunmen riding on two motorbikes shot at them.” The policemen died on the spot while the polio workers themselves were unhurt, he added. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. According to an AFP tally, 54 people have been killed in attacks on polio teams since December 2012. 

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