Monday, September 26, 2022

Pakistan Polio Team Attacked By One Again, Two Police Personnel Killed

Pakistan Terrorist Attack: Pakistan is a country where it is difficult to give polio to children. Terrorists target the personnel who administer polio every day. On Tuesday, once again in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, some unidentified gunmen shot dead two policemen accompanying a polio vaccination team. Giving this information, the officials said that the incident took place in the Tank district bordering the South Waziristan tribal district.

Shooting two policemen, the terrorists fled from the spot. According to officials, “After the attack, a police team reached the spot and cordoned off the area and a search operation is on to nab the culprits.” At present, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Let us tell you that in Pakistan, polio vaccination personnel are often accompanied by armed security personnel, because in recent years there have been many deadly attacks targeting people who have been given polio in Pakistan. Terrorists oppose polio vaccination, terming it as a western conspiracy to sterilize Pakistani children.

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What did the government say?
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed the police to arrest the culprits at the earliest. He said, “The attacks on the polio vaccination team are a cowardly act. The people who attack these employees are the enemies of our children.” Mahmood condoled the killing of two policemen guarding the polio vaccination team. He expressed his commitment to bring the culprits involved in the attack to justice.

Not the first event?
In the year 2022, there have been two more incidents of attack on the polio team in Pakistan. On June 28, unidentified assailants killed three people, including two policemen, who were accompanying the polio vaccination team in the North Waziristan tribal area. In March, gunmen opened fire on a female immunization worker returning home after taking part in a polio vaccination campaign in north-west Pakistan, killing her.

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