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WHO suspends polio drive in Pakistani city after shooting
« on: May 28, 2013, 05:48:10 AM »
Via Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/28/us-pakistan-polio-idUSBRE94R08420130528

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(Reuters) - The World Health Organisation suspended its polio eradication campaign in a Pakistani city on Tuesday after two young workers were shot as they administered drops, the latest attack aimed at the U.N.-backed operation.

The victims of the shooting in the violence-plagued northwestern city of Peshawar were aged 18 and 20. Police said both had died, but medical sources said one had died and one was seriously wounded.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, though many Islamists, including Taliban militants, have long opposed the campaign, convinced that the anti-polio drive is a Western plot to sterilize Muslims.

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