Polio worker killed, two others injured in Peshawar firing

Gunmen shot dead a health officer supervising an anti-polio vaccination campaign after storming a hospital where children were being immunised in Pakistan's troubled northwest Saturday, officials said.
Two other hospital staff were injured in the attack at a government-run hospital in the town of Mattani, on the outskirts of Peshawar.
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the killing, but Taliban militants have been targeting health workers and security personnel during vaccination campaigns.
"Two men riding a motorbike stormed the office of an immunisation officer located inside the premises of Civil Hospital Mattani and shot him dead," senior police official Ijaz Khan told AFP.
"Two other local staff of the hospital including a woman were injured in the attack," he added.
Khan said the gunmen fled on the motorbike soon after the shooting.
Provincial health minister of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Shaukat Ali, confirmed the attack.
"Routine immunisation of children was going on in the hospital at the time of the attack," he said.
The Taliban imposed a ban on polio vaccinations last year as they view inoculation campaigns as a cover for espionage.

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