Pakistan women polio team attacked

| Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 19:16
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Pakistan attack

Two lady health workers sustained gunshot injuries

Islamabad: A three-member lady health worker anti-polio team was shot at and injured by armed men in Garhi Yasin area of Sindh province on Wednesday.
The polio team was working as part of the latest four-day polio vaccination drive launched across the country, reports Dawn.
Two lady health workers sustained gunshot injuries, while a third was injured while trying to flee the scene. The armed men were hidden in a forested area and ambushed the workers as they passed by. 
(Also Read: Three-day anti-polio drive to begin in Pakistan)
The polio workers were not provided police security, which was standard procedure during anti-polio drives.
Polio workers have long been targeted in the country due to rumours that the polio immunisation drive is a front for espionage or is a conspiracy.

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