Polio supervisor gunned down in Khyber Agency

PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

JAMRUD: The supervisor of an anti-polio vaccinations campaign in Jamrud tehsil was gunned down by unknown militants in his office on Saturday morning.

An official of the political administration Asmatullah Wazir said two masked militants on motorbikes parked barged into the supervisor Ghilaf Khan’s office and told the women and children present to leave.

“The women and children ran away and vacated the office,” he explained.

The official added that one of the militants opened fire at the supervisor and then managed to escape. Residents of the area rushed the injured to the Jamrud Civil Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Wazir also added that the militants left a note threatening the polio workers of the same fate as the supervisor.

The supervisor has been working in his office at Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) in Ghundai area when he was targeted.

Source: The Express Tribune

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