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Two policemen killed in firing during polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan

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Two policemen killed in firing during polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan

Peshawar, Jun 9 (PTI) Some unidentified gunmen on Wednesday attacked and killed two policemen during a vaccination campaign against polio in north-west Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

police gave this information.

Shahbaz, deputy superintendent of police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said that some unidentified gunmen attacked policemen returning to their homes after conducting a vaccination campaign in Rustam village of Mardan district of the province. Two policemen have died in this attack. After cordoning off the spot, the police started the operation to nab the culprits.

The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Mahmood Khan, condemned the attack and expressed condolences to the families of the slain policemen. Apart from Afghanistan and Nigeria, Pakistan is the third country that still has some cases of polio.

Efforts to eradicate the disease in Pakistan have been severely affected in recent years by radicals targeting teams involved in vaccination campaigns.

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