At least five police officers killed and 22 injured in suicide attack in Pakistan
Of the 22 injured police officers, some are in critical condition. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in Pakistan, targeting polio vaccination teams for years.
An explosion targeting a health team responsible for vaccinating against polio in northwestern Pakistan killed at least six police officers and injured 22 this Monday.
At issue is an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. A group of Pakistani Taliban also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), according to the AP news agency.
For years, Islamic militants, particularly the Pakistani Taliban of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), have targeted polio vaccination teams and police officers who provide security.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. A group of Pakistani Taliban also known as Tehreek-e–Taliban Pakistan (TTP), according to the AP news agency.
“A bomb hit a truck carrying police officers at 8:50 am” (4:50 am in Lisbon), a police officer from the Bajaur district. In the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the attack took place, told the EFE news agency. The attack took place in the former Pakistani Taliban stronghold of Mamund in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on the border with Afghanistan, police official Kashif Zulfiqar said.
Aziz Khan reported that the result was six officers killed and 22 injured. According to the source, a government hospital is treating some of the injured police officers who are in critical condition.
Zulfiqar stated that they had stopped the campaign in the area where the attack occurred and confirmed that all workers were safe. Authorities expect to continue campaigns in other parts of the country.
The police delegation was going to install a safety device for teams in the nationwide polio vaccination program. Pakistani television Geo TV reported that the vaccination campaign is expected to immunize more than 44.3 million children.
The truck, which was carrying around 25 agents, “was the target of an improvised explosive device,” Anwar ul Haq. An administrative official in the Bajaur district told France-Presse news agency.
Vaccines are seen in Pakistan, where conspiracy theories abound, as part of a Western plan to sterilize Muslim children.
Islamic militants, particularly the Taliban of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Have targeted polio vaccination teams and police officers who provide security.