January 29th, 2013
04:03 AM ET

Polio workers come under fresh attack in Pakistan

Health workers administering polio vaccinations came under fresh attack in Pakistan on Tuesday, the first since a spate of such attacks left eight dead last month.

A policeman assigned to protect the vaccination team was killed when gunmen opened fire on them in the Swabi district of northern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said Faazil Khan, a police spokesman.

The two women, who made up the team, survived the attack and returned to their headquarters after the incident, he said.


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  1. madonabee

    Very sad !! But wont give up the good job !!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. zoobeedoobee

    When will they develop a vaccine against Islamic terrorism and Jihad ?

    January 30, 2013 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |