Health Volunteer Shot Dead In Pakistan

Jundullah, an outlawed militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a polio vaccination team member in Faisalabad, Pakistan on Tuesday.

Ahmed Marwat, a spokesman of Jundullah, said polio workers would always be on the group’s hit list throughout Pakistan and that it would continue carrying out attacks on them.

Today’s attack being the latest of many on the teams, occurred in a residential area of Faisalabad in Punjab, where workers were immunising children on the second day of an anti-polio drive.

Mohammad Sarfaraz, 40, was a schoolteacher working as a volunteer in the campaign, senior police official, Ali Waseem said.

“Gunmen on a motorcycle fired six shots and he died on the spot,” Waseem said.

Pakistan is one of the three countries where polio remains endemic.

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