PESHAWAR – A policeman on duty in the anti-polio campaign at Torwarsak town of district Buner was shot dead by unknown persons on Wednesday morning.
Officials said that the policeman along with polio team were busy in vaccinating of children below five years of age, at village Ghalo Tangi Torwarsak, when unknown armed persons riding on bike have opened firing. As a result of indiscriminate the policeman has lost his life on the spot. The assailants succeeded in escape.
In a period of two days, it is the second policeman shot dead by unknown persons during anti-polio campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Monday incident, alleged reaction of polio drops to some students of two private schools has badly affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s anti-polio campaign.
One day back, the National Health Institute has also confirmed detecting of two more polio cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.