Gunmen Kill 2 Polio Workers, 1 Guard In Pakistan

The Nation: Two polio vaccinators, cop shot dead in Mansehra
“Two female polio vaccinators and a policeman were shot dead in broad daylight in Mansehra on Tuesday…” (3/18).

New York Times: Gunmen Kill Health Workers From Pakistan Polio Drive
“…There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban have repeatedly targeted health workers on anti-polio drives, accusing them of being spies. The violence has seriously hindered the immunization campaign in Pakistan, one of three countries where polio remains endemic. Successive governments have vowed to ensure health workers’ safety, but such efforts have been unsuccessful…” (3/17).

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