New attack on polio vaccination team in Pakistan: Shots fired in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4 police guarding the team killed
On Friday, unidentified assailants opened fire on a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. As a result, 4 policemen posted to the security of the polio team were killed and 2 were injured. Officials said the incident happened in Gul Iman area of Tank district. The assailants attacked the police van in which a door-to-door polio vaccination team was traveling.
Residents said a prolonged firefight between police and attackers continued. So far, no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Attacks on the polio vaccination team have increased in Pakistan in recent months. On June 28, a polio vaccination team was also attacked in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district, in which three people, including two police officers, were killed. On July 30, a police officer was shot dead by gunmen guarding polio personnel in the Daudzai area of Peshawar district.
On August 1, a policeman guarding a team of polio officers was shot dead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwestern Pakistan. After that, on August 15, two policemen posted to the security of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa polio team were shot dead.
In many parts of Pakistan, people are against polio vaccination. He says polio drops cause infertility in people. Although the government explains to people that this campaign is for your safety.