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Pakistan: Another polio officer shot dead

7 May, 2019
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Another polio officer shot dead

Abdullah Jan, 35, was going home on a motorbike when unidentified assailants shot him dead in the Thani area, some 20 kilometres from Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur tribal district, officials and locals said on Sunday. — File
Abdullah Jan, 35, was going home on a motorbike when unidentified assailants shot him dead in the Thani area, some 20 kilometres from Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur tribal district, officials and locals said on Sunday. — File
KHAR: After a nine-day hiatus, another person associated with polio vaccination work fell victim to the renewed wave of targeted attacks on those involved in protecting children against the crippling disease.

Abdullah Jan, 35, was going home on a motorbike when unidentified assailants shot him dead in the Thani area, some 20 kilometres from Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur tribal district, officials and locals said on Sunday.

Associated with the World Health Organisation (WHO) as union council polio officer, Jan was the fifth immunisation official to have been targeted in such attacks within a month in the country.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 10:55 pm and is filed under Latest News.

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