Woman polio worker shot dead in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Police Monday found the bullet-riddled body of a kidnapped female health worker dumped in a field on Monday, an official said.
Salma Ghani, about 32 years old, was taken by five unidentified men from outside her house in Peshawar on Sunday. Senior police official Rahim Shah told AFP Ghani’s body had been recovered from a wheat field on the edge of the city. She had been shot several times, he said. “It is not yet clear whether she was killed for taking part in polio vaccination drives,” Shah said. Some 56 people have been killed in militant attacks on anti-polio teams in Pakistan since December 2012. Militant groups such as the Pakistan Taliban oppose immunisation, saying it is a cover for US spying. 

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