Three polio workers shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: Three polio workers, including two women, were killed and one other injured in an attack in Qayyumabad here on Tuesday.

The police said that killing of polio team workers was a bid to terrorize and stop polio teams in the city so that they abandon the polio campaign.

They said four armed men riding bikes opened fire on a polio team in Qayyumabad, injured four polio workers including two women. Three of them later succumbed to injuries on their way to hospital. The bodies and injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for autopsies and treatment respectively.

Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility of the attack but militants had frequently targeted polio workers in the recent past.