Bomb Targets Pakistan Polio Team, Kills At Least 11
News outlets report on the latest series of attacks on polio workers in Pakistan.
Agence France-Presse: Three bomb blasts targeting Pakistan polio team kill 12
“Twelve people were killed and 11 injured when three roadside bombs targeting a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s restive northwest exploded Saturday, officials said, in the latest attack on efforts to combat the crippling disease…” (3/1).
BBC News: Pakistan polio team hit by deadly attack
“A bomb attack on a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan has killed at least 11 people, officials say. A roadside bomb went off as the police-guarded convoy drove through a village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province near the Afghan border. The attack is the latest in a series targeting polio teams in the country…” (3/1).
International Business Times: Bomb Attack on Pakistan Polio Vaccine Team Kills 11
“At least 11 people have been killed and several more injured in a bomb attack on a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan…” (Akinyemi, 3/1).
Reuters/Washington Post: Pakistani police killed protecting the fight against polio
“A mass funeral is held for six members of a security escort who, while protecting a polio vaccination team, were killed by Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan…” (3/1).
Firstpost: Pak: Military strikes eliminate militants who attacked polio workers
“Military helicopter gunships carried out strikes on Sunday in Khyber region in northwest Pakistan, targeting militants involved in the attack on the polio team and, killed five suspected terrorists…” (3/2).
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