SWABI – Suspected militants gunned down an Elite Force personnel providing security to polio vaccinators here on Tuesday while two female polio campaigners escaped unhurt in attack, police and health officials said. Polio vaccinators fearing for their life suspended the campaign immediately after the attack. It has been learnt that two female polio vaccinators and a policeman were busy in administering polio drops to the children in Gila Wand of Kala village, three kilometers south-west from the district headquarters, when two motorcyclists appeared on the scene and sprayed bullets. The policeman sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries. Hailing from Sheraghund area of the district, police personnel Munsif Khan, was having a Kalashnikov at the time of attack but could not defend himself in the lightning hit. Deputy Commissioner Syed Muhammad Shah said the policeman was shot dead from a close range by the motorcyclists. Dr Muhammad Riaz, incharge of the EPI told this correspondent that they had constituted 538 mobile polio teams. As many as 754 lady health visitors were participating in the vaccination campaign. Sources said the polio campaigners suspended the campaign soon after the attack and returned to their homes. The officials of the district administration also held a meeting at DC office and discussed the latest situation and future strategy for polio vaccination. A health official, Dr Riaz, said after the meeting: "We have decided to postpone the polio campaign for a day, planning to resume it on Thursday." However, when contacted, the female vaccinators said it was difficult for them to restart the campaign. "We have shown the courage but our life is dear to us. There is a grave threat to polio vaccinators in the district.” “Today the two female vaccinators survived the attack of the militants but tomorrow we can also become victim like other polio campaigners on the very first day of the New Year. Who can give the guarantee that we will be protected," said one of the lady health visitors. The deceased Munsif was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard at his native village. Police officials and people from all walks of life attended the funeral. The police have registered an FIR against the unidentified militants in the city police station.