Tuesday, May 28, 2013

World Health Organization Once Again Calls Off Polio Vaccinations In Pakistan When Aid Worker Is Attacked and Killed By Islamists

 A Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccine to a childPakistan. -AP Photo

The campaign by the Taliban and other hard line Islamic groups in Pakistan to halt the vaccination of children in the country keeps going strong as a woman who was part of a vaccination team has died after the attack on her team while out immunizing the children.

So, let's check that on the "macho" scale - the Taliban scored the maximum on this one because not only did they ensure the death and disfigurement of children, they also murdered a woman in cold blood.  Mohammed would be so pleased.

The story comes from DAWN.

Attack on polio team leaves one woman dead, another injured near Peshawar

PESHAWAR: An anti-polio vaccination team came under attack by unknown gunmen in Kaga Wala village in Badbher area in the suburbs of Peshawar on Tuesday leaving one lady worker dead and another injured, police officials told Dawn.com.

The casualties were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

The (World Health Organisation) WHO has announced suspension of anti-polio activities after the incident.

Lady Reading Hospital officials told Dawn.com that one of the attacked woman had succumbed to her wounds whereas the condition of the other injured woman was stated as critical.

The polio team was not accompanied by a policeman for security because of whc hthe assialants easily managed to escape from the site of attack on foot, according to local eyewitnesses.

Security forces cordoned off the site of attack as a probe into the incident went underway.

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