Police Officers Guarding Polio Vaccinators Shot In Pakistan; One Killed
“Gunmen in northwest Pakistan attacked police officers guarding a team of polio vaccination workers, killing one officer, police said,” United Press International reports (11/30). “Officials say the police were attacked Saturday in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,” VOA News writes, adding, “No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.” The news agency notes, “Militants frequently attack polio workers in Pakistan, accusing them of being Western spies or part of a plot to sterilize Muslims” (11/30).
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