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.
Teams carrying out polio vaccinations in Quetta, Pishin, Loralai and other parts of Balochistan have been repeatedly attacked by militants.
CNN’s Marie-Louise Gumuchian contributed to this report.