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Anti-polio workers beaten up

17 April, 2013

KARACHI: Anti-polio workers came under attack in Khanewal and Karachi on Tuesday. According to media reports, members of a polio vaccination team were beaten up in Kabirwala town of Khanewal.

DCO (Health) Dr Afzal Bashir said that two lady health workers, identified as Sorayya and Tasleem, were thrashed in Mastpur.

Separately, another anti-polio vaccination team was attacked in Karachi's Baldia Town. According to police, the polio team entered Sector 8 of Baldia Town where assailants opened fire on them, adding that no injuries were reported.

SSP Asif Sheikh said that they had arrested four people, including a woman, involved in the attack. The police also said that the polio campaign in the area had been suspended until today (Wednesday).

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