Family members of Nasima Bibi, a female worker of an anti-polio drive campaign who was shot by gunmen, mourn at a hospital morgue in Karachi, Dec 18, 2012. — Photo by Reuters

PESHAWAR: Another victim from attacks on UN backed anti-polio teams has died, bringing the three-day toll to nine, an official said.     

Health official Janbaz Afridi said 20-year-old Hilal Khan died on Thursday, a day after he was shot in the head in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Since Monday, gunmen had launched attacks across Pakistan on teams vaccinating children against polio.

Six women are among the nine anti-polio workers killed in the vaccination campaign jointly conducted with the Pakistani government.

The UN has suspended the drive until a government investigation is completed.

Pakistan is one of only three countries where the crippling disease is endemic.

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December 20, 2012 8:28 am
Attacks attacks and attacks ...when will it stop..when we will get peace ...Do we have a government here..Salute and respect to all those who sacrificed their life to save our children from polio.. Plz Stop these killings in the name of Islam..
December 20, 2012 7:34 am
What's so wrong about polio vaccination??
Maryam Naseer
December 20, 2012 7:50 am
What is going on? Has police arrested even a single culprit?
December 20, 2012 9:01 am
"Dr Afridi" thing is wrong with Polio Vaccination , Nothing else
December 20, 2012 9:19 am
thease workers are here to help children why are you doing this???????????????
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