Eight polio workers killed in north Afghanistan

Eight polio workers were killed in four separate attacks in Afghanistan’s northern provinces of Kunduz and Takhar on Thursday, a UN official has said.
In Kunduz, four members of house-to-house polio teams were killed in provincial capital, and two vaccinators and a social mobiliser were killed in its Imam Sahib district. One member of the vaccination team was killed in Taloqan district of Takhar province.
These are the first attacks on polio workers since nationwide campaigns resumed in November last year.
“We are appalled by the brutality of these killings, across four separate locations. This is not the first time health workers have come under attack. We witnessed the killings of nine innocent polio workers during national polio vaccination campaigns in 2021,” UN Deputy Secretary-General Ramiz Alakbarov said on Twitter.
“This senseless violence must stop immediately, and those responsible must be investigated and brought to justice. This is a violation of international humanitarian law,” he said.The post Eight polio workers killed in north Afghanistan first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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