February 26th, 2013
05:17 AM ET

Polio workers attacked again in Pakistan

Health workers administering polio vaccinations to children came under attack in northern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing their police escort, authorities said.

Two women administering the shots entered a house on the outskirts of Mardan when two assailants on a motorbike opened fire of them, according to Danishwar Khan, a local police official.

Attacks like these have become a frequent occurrence in some parts of Pakistan and have left 10 workers dead.

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  1. BOMBO

    Gee that's logical.

    "How dare you crusaders immunize our children!"

    February 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Apzal

    this is lies to make Pakistan looks bad and brute and cowardly.
    shame on cnn dot com

    February 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Max

    Acts of Islamists in Pakistani make you wonder which disease is worse: Polio or Islam?

    February 27, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. Zach

    The first polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk, a Jew. The oral version of polio vaccine was invented by Albert Sabin, also a Jew. Billions of people around the world owe their well being to these two Jewish inventors. Hundreds of thousands of kids who are not vaccinated in Pakistan will owe their miserable existence to Islam and Mohammed's teachings.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |