Polio team attacked second time in two days in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Polio team in Pakistan have been attacked for the second time. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has attacked on the policeman guarding the doctor’s team in Tank District.

On Sunday, District Police Officer (DPO) Sahibzada Sajjad Ahmad confirmed the attack, saying some armed men opened fire on the police constable deputed for the vaccination team’s security. Constable Nazir Ahmed lost his life on the spot while the assailants managed to escape after the incident.

According to police officials, soon after the incident, a heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to the hospital.

AFP adds: Another local police official, Amanat Ali, confirmed the incident.

It comes after the TTP on Friday ended a ceasefire with the government mediated with the help of the Afghan Taliban, accusing authorities of violating the terms of the one-month truce.

No progress had been made in negotiations with the government, according to TTP leader Noor Wali Mehsud.

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