One killed when gunmen open fire on polio team in Pakistan

Balochistan's Loralai district

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  • Police officer killed in attack on team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Balochistan province

Two gunmen opened fire Thursday on a team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, killing the police officer guarding them.

"The assailants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack," Shah Muhammad, a police official, told CNN.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred in Balochistan's Loralai district. A police investigation was under way.

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