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Policeman injured as polio team attacked in Mardan

Polio cases in Pakistan dropped by 62pc in 2016

PESHAWAR: One militant was killed and a police constable injured during an attack on a polio vaccination team in Tambulak area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan district on Tuesday

According to sources, the polio team was on duty to administer polio vaccine in Tambulak when a person opened fire injuring a policeman deputed for the security of the vaccinators.

Another police constable who was also accompanying the team resorted to retaliatory firing as a result of which the attacker was killed on the spot.

DPO Mardan confirmed that the militant identified as Jehanzeb was killed while constable Habibullah sustained injuries during the incident. The wounded cop was shifted to DHQ Hospital for treatment.

A three-day anti-polio drive under the ‘Sehat Ka Ittehad’ programme began in 11 designated districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday. =DNA

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