Gunmen shot dead a policeman guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, authorities said, the second such killing in two days.
“Two gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire on a policeman who was guarding a two-member female polio vaccination team in the Sheikh Uttar area, killing him on the spot,” Tank district police chief Sajjad Khan told AFP.
Another local police official, Amanat Ali, confirmed the incident and said the assailants had escaped.
No one has taken responsibility for the killing, which comes a day after an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban in which two men gunned down a policeman who was guarding a vaccination team in the same area.
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Source: Guardian Newspaper