Gunmen attack polio team, kill police guard

Peshawar: Gunmen opened on Tuesday fire on a polio vaccination team at Kala village in Swabi district killing a policeman, who was providing security to the team. The attackers escape the scene.

Police said that the attackers opened fire on the two-man team when it had finished the campaign in Kala village and was heading towards another adjacent village.

Police said that three men armed with Kalashnikovs appeared from the sugarcane fields and opened fire on the policeman escorting the polio eradication team.

“The police man killed; however, the two team members were unhurt,” police said. Police registered the case against unknown attackers and started investigation.

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