KARACHI: Three workers of the anti-polio team were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire in Qayyumabad area of Karachi Tuesday morning. Following the incident the anti-polio drive has been suspended across the province of Sindh.
According to police, armed attackers riding motorcycles attacked the anti-polio workers who were busy in administering polio drops to infants in Karachi East area of Qayyumabad. As a result of firing, three workers including two women were killed while two others sustained injuries.
After the incident, two more workers went missing. Police feared that they might have been abducted by the miscreants or have sought refuge to save their lives.
Deputy Director of Jinnah Hospital Dr Seemi Jamali told that three persons were brought to the hospital out of which two women had died on their way. The injured included a anti-polio worker and a passerby.