Another deadly attack on polio work in Pakistan

THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES -- A Pakistani health worker, accompanied by an armed security guard, administers polio vaccine to a child in Peshawar in February.
THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES — A Pakistani health worker, accompanied by an armed security guard, administers polio vaccine to a child in Peshawar in February.

Yet another deadly attack on police serving as security for polio immunization workers in Pakistan has taken place. Terrorists gunned down seven policemen in two separate attacks in Karachi today. The details are available here.

Security police and medical and volunteer staff have become frequent targets of forces trying to stop the immunization program in Pakistan and Afghanistan. the last two nations on earth where the deadly disease is endemic.

Earlier this week, this website reported on the release of $35 million to continue the anti-polio efforts led by Rotary International.

Here are links to reports on some earlier atrocities in just the past few months:

Bomb near Pakistan polio center kills 15
Taliban assassins target Pakistan’s polio vaccinators
Attacks hamper Pakistan’s efforts on polio


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