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4 polio vaccinators killed by militants in Afghanistan


A local official in Afghanistan announced that four polio vaccinators were killed and three others wounded in separate attacks in the eastern city of Jalalabad, in the latest in a series of attacks targeting health workers.

 

The European Euronews network quoted the director of the polio vaccination campaign in Nangarhar province, Dr. Jan Muhammad, as saying that the gunmen targeted the campaign workers in three locations in the city of Jalalabad; As a result, four people were killed and three others were wounded.

 

He added that today is the second day for vaccinations, after three months of stopping, but they must be suspended again, explaining that all the dead are men.

 

In turn, the governor of Nangarhar province, Zia-ul-Haq Amrkhil, said that the police are investigating the circumstances of the attacks.

 

No party or group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attacks so far, but Taliban fighters have denied involvement in previous attacks.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense also announced the killing and wounding of at least 172 Taliban militants in a series of security operations across the country.


The Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a tweet on the social networking site Twitter today, Tuesday, that at least 86 Taliban militants were killed and 31 wounded in security operations launched by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in different provinces during the past 24 hours.

 

She added that the Afghan Defense Forces detected and defused improvised explosive devices, and although the peace process negotiated by the United States between the Afghan government and the Taliban began last September, the negotiations have not shown any results yet, as violence has only escalated during the past few months. .

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