Police foil attack on polio team, one killed

Karachi: One person was killed and another injured after police claimed that it foiled an attempt of militants to attack a polio tem in Ahsanabad in the limits of Gadap industrial area police station.

According to police, two militants riding on motorcycles opened fire on polio team in Ahsanabad but the police team retaliated and wounded one of the attackers and arrested another. The wounded man, who was identified as Misbah, later died in hospital. The arrested accused was identified as Ameer Hamza and shifted to unidentified location for further investigation.

The accused belonged to the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and were tasked to target polio workers, said the police. The vaccination drive, however, was suspended in the area.

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