Polio team attacked in Landikotal

Peshawar: Unknown armed men on Wednesday tortured polio worker in Landikotal and warned them to give up polio campaign or get ready to be killed.

Four armed persons intercepted a polio team’s worker Adnan Shinwari in Angoor Bagh area of Peero Khel in Landikotal here on Wednesday.

The armed persons reportedly tortured the worker and snatched all his stuff and vaccines kits giving him and all other polio workers a last warning to give up the polio campaigns or face the music, Adnan Shinwari told media, describing the four armed persons who had worn masks and had daggers besides, automatic guns.

Today, Wednesday, was the last third day of the polio eradication campaign in Landikotal, another polio worker told, saying they could not continue the polio eradication campaign if the situation is alarming. Administration should provide extra security to polio workers otherwise it is not possible for them to continue the campaign, a polio worker said.

Tehsildar Landikotal Shakeel Burki has told media that extra security would be provided to the polio teams so that they could keep on the good job to eradicate polio virus from the area.

Meanwhile it was also learnt that Assistant Political Agent APA Azmat Wazir rushed to site along with Khasadar Force contingent where the incident happened this morning. The KKF personnel also reportedly began search operation in the area to trace out the alleged culprits, but could not so far arrested any one, sources said.

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