Pakistani police officer escorting polio vaccine team shot dead : worldnews

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A police officer has been shot dead in northwestern Pakistan when a polio vaccination team he was escorting was attacked in a drive-by shooting.

“Our constable Junaidullah was on polio security duty [] in the area of Latumbar. The attackers came on motorcycles and opened fire on him, and the polio vaccination team was in the van,” said the police official.

A health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a door-to-door polio vaccination campaign in Karachi on January 11, 2021 The United Nations says endemic polio has been eliminated in every country of the world apart from Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, where vaccination teams are viewed with suspicion.

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