Pakistan: Cop escorting polio workers shot dead
Islamabad: A cop, who was escorting a team of polio health workers, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region on Tuesday, media reports said.
The slain cop was trying to provide security to the team of health workers.
The health workers remained unharmed.
Karak's District Police Officer (DPO) Irfanullah, while confirming the incident, told Dawn News that a search operation had been launched in the area to catch the culprits.
He added that the polio vaccination drive — which began across the country on Monday — had not been halted after the incident.
KP Inspector General of Police Sanaullah Abbasi told Dawn News: "The martyrdom of police [official] is proof that security is being provided."