Gunmen Kill Polio Vaccinator In Pakistan
Deutsche Welle: Pakistan: Polio vaccinator killed in Faisalabad
“Gunmen have killed a polio vaccinator in Pakistan’s Punjab province just a day after the Taliban claimed responsibility for attacking two policemen assigned to protect an immunization team in the country’s northwest…” (Shams, 12/9).
New York Times: Anti-Polio Worker Slain in Pakistan
“…Pakistan is struggling to contain the spread of polio as militant violence and a chaotic political environment hobble the campaign’s progress. At least 268 new cases of polio have been reported in the country this year. Despite the government’s repeated vows to protect health workers, the attacks continue…” (Masood, 12/9).
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