Gunmen kill 7 Pakistan cops guarding polio vaccine team

Karachi: At least seven policemen were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in two separate attacks during a polio campaign in this Pakistani port city.

Security officials inspect the police van in which four cops were killed in Karachi. Pic/AFP
Security officials inspect the police van in which four cops were killed in Karachi. Pic/AFP

Four policemen were killed while providing security to the polio vaccine team in Orangi. Three others were shot dead in another part of the area, police said.

They were eight assailants on four motorcycles who first attacked a police mobile van in which four policemen were on duty,” a police spokeswoman said. “While fleeing after the target killings they also shot at three other policemen,” he said.

Polio workers have long been targeted in the country by Islamist groups.

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