2 polio monitors killed in Pakistan

The militants opened fire on the polio team in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency, officials said.

PTI
Peshawar, Publish Date: Mar 19 2018 1:00AM | Updated Date: Mar 19 2018 1:00AM
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A seven-member polio team was today attacked by unidentified militants in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing two volunteers, officials said.

The militants opened fire on the polio team in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency, officials said.

Two polio monitors were shot dead by the assailants in the Safi tehsil.

Polio monitors are responsible for ensuring that polio drops have been properly administered by the polio workers.

Two polio monitors managed to escape the attack and reached Ghalanai, the headquarter of the agency, and informed about the incident, the officials said.

Last month,  a group of Pakistani polio workers was attacked by a school's administration in Karachi after the team attempted to vaccinate its students against the disease. 

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