In Pakistan, there have been further assaults on the polio vaccination team recently. Many people in Pakistan think that polio drops make people infertile. However, despite efforts by the government to convince citizens that this campaign is for their own safety, The most recent incident left four officers dead.
The Polio vaccination team attacked
In Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an unnamed terrorist group fired shots at a polio vaccination team on Friday. As a result, two police officers were hurt and four police officers assigned to the polio team’s security were slain.
According to officials, the event happened in Tank district’s Gul Iman neighborhood. The attackers targeted a police van that was transporting a door-to-door polio immunization team.
What exactly happened in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunwa?
Four police officers protecting the polio vaccination team were slain in the second attack in Pakistan, which occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A polio vaccination crew was shot at by unidentified terrorists on Friday in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. As a result, 2 police officers were hurt and 4 police officers assigned to the polio team’s security were slain. According to officials, the event happened in Tank district’s Gul Iman neighborhood. A police van carrying a door-to-door polio immunisation team was attacked by the assailants.
Locals reported that the police and the terrorists continued to engage in a protracted firefight. No group has formally taken responsibility for the attack as of yet.
The attacks on the Polio vaccination team
In Pakistan, there have been further assaults on the polio vaccination team recently. In Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district, an anti-polio vaccination team was also attacked on June 28. Three persons, including two policemen, were slain in the incident.
On July 30, gunmen protecting polio workers in Pakistan’s Daudzai neighborhood of Peshawar district shot and killed a police constable.
On August 1, a police officer defending a group of anti-polio workers in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan was fatally shot.
Following this, on August 15, two police officers working as the polio team’s protection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were shot.
Pakistan against Polio vaccination
Pakistan is one of only two countries where polio remains an endemic virus infection. Afghanistan is the other country.
As of September 2022, there had been 17 confirmed cases in Pakistan.
Despite more than 100 immunization campaigns over the last ten years, the virus is still widespread. Pakistan had the most polio cases in the world in 2014.
Many people in Pakistan are opposed to anti-polio vaccination. He claims that the polio vaccine causes infertility in humans. Despite the government’s assurances to the public that this campaign is for their safety.
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