June 13, 2024 01:03 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
After heated campaigns, PM Modi shares pleasantries with Naveen Patnaik at Odisha oath ceremony | Newly formed Odisha govt decides to reopen all gates of Puri Jagannath Temple in first cabinet meet | Kuwait building fire kills 40 Indian nationals, PM Modi holds high-level meeting | 'Deeply shocked, will render fullest assistance': S Jaishankar on Kuwait building fire that killed 40 Indians | One CRPF, two terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir encounter
Pakistan: Two cops escorting polio team in Quetta killed by armed men
Image: Pixabay

Pakistan: Two cops escorting polio team in Quetta killed by armed men

| @indiablooms | 01 Aug 2023, 05:57 pm

At least two policemen, who were escorting a polio vaccination team, died when armed men opened fire on them in Pakistan's Quetta region on Tuesday.

The attack took place on the first day of the week-long campaign launched in Balochistan to administer the polio vaccination to approximately 2.6 million children under five years of age.

Zarghoonabad Station House Officer (SHO) Asif Marwat confirmed the casualties to Dawn News. 

The deceased policemen were identified as constable Shaukat Ali and Syed Muhammad.

The SHO told the newspaper that members of the polio team did not sustain any injuries in the attack but added that the polio campaign in Nawa Killi and its surrounding areas had been suspended.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has sought a report on the incident from authorities.

“The negative propaganda against the polio campaign and the malicious intentions of the anti-state elements will be thwarted,” he was quoted as saying by Dawn News as he called for bringing the perpetrators under the law.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.