Khyber PakhtoonKhuwa

Driver dies in Polio team van attack in Landi Kotal

PESHAWAR: Terrorists attacked a vehicle carrying a team of polio workers in Landi Kotal area of Khyber tribal region, killing driver of the van and leaving one polio worker injured, ARY News reported on Saturday.

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The van came under the fire when polio workers were being taken to an area.

Driver Ziarat Gul was killed in the attack while a polio worker sustained injuries.

After the attack security forces cordoned off the area and initiated a search operation to capture the attackers.

Pakistan has been among the three countries in the world where polio remains endemic. The other two countries are Afghanistan and Nigeria.

The efforts to get rid of the polio virus cases have been seriously hampered by the deadly attacks on vaccination teams in Pakistan.

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