Pakistan Prime Minister Condemns Militant Attack On Polio Workers That Left Four Dead
News outlets report on an attack on polio workers in Pakistan, which left four people dead.
Agence France-Presse: Four polio vaccinators shot dead in SW Pakistan
“Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan’s restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt an immunization drive, officials said…” (11/26).
Pakistan Today: Four anti-polio campaigners shot dead near Quetta
“…The attack on the health workers took place in the southwestern city of Quetta. Those killed in the attack on the outskirts of Quetta included three women, said a police spokesman Shahzada Farhat…” (11/26).
Reuters: Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan
“…Teams in Pakistan working to immunize children against polio are often targeted by Taliban militants, who say the campaign is a cover for Western spies, or accuse workers of distributing vaccines designed to sterilize children…” (Yousafzai, 11/26).
VOA News: Polio Vaccination Team Attacked in SW Pakistan
“…Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the killing of polio workers. An official statement has quoted him as saying that ‘those targeting polio vaccinators are enemies of Pakistan’…” (Gul, 11/26).