QUETTA: A polio team administering vaccination to children in Pashtoonabad on Sunday, was attacked by militants, injuring four people including a minor girl.

Police said militants hurled a hand-held bomb at the polio team, which left a five-year-old girl and a lady health worker injured, besides two others.

The girl was quickly shifted to civil hospital Quetta for medical treatment.

The blast also damaged a portion of a mud-walled house in the area.

A polio campaign is under-way in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan since the last four days in full swing.

More From This Section

Quetta violence claims at least four lives

Armed militants killed a police officer and critically injured his son on Quetta's troubled Sariab road area.

Three militants killed in Balochistan‏ violence

Three militants were killed after an attack on a FC patrol in Balochistan's Panjgoor district, an official said.

Nawaz vows to spend $1.6bn on Balochistan development

Addressing the cabinet meeting in Islamabad, the prime minister said that he himself will monitor these projects.

Balochistan situation has deteriorated, says BNP-M

Dr Jamaldini regretted that during the nine months of the PML-N govt, no change has been witnessed in the province.

Comments are closed.

Comments (3)

December 29, 2013 7:32 pm

we are waiting condemnation from the sides who leave no chance to rebuke army on mistaken children killing by army in retaliatory campaign

December 29, 2013 10:12 pm

Why don't they use mock polio teams to use as a bait to go after the attackers. Anyone who tries to harm polio vaccination team should be shot at the spot. These are criminal should be dealt with. Educate people on TV that Polio vaccination is not for population control and no one has an malicious intent behind vaccination.

December 30, 2013 6:29 pm

Salute to the brave polio teams and their protectors and prayers for the child's early recovery; the barbarians who attack them cannot be condemned enough!

Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
From The Newspaper