News

Six polio vaccination workers are shot dead in Pakistan

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8609 (Published 19 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8609
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Six polio vaccination workers have been shot and killed in Pakistan. Five workers were killed in Karachi, and another was killed in the city of Peshawar, in what Pakistani police told the BBC were “pre-planned and coordinated attacks.”

Another man was also shot, but it is unclear whether this shooting was linked to the polio vaccination campaign.

The shootings took place during …

Sign in

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe