Two policemen were martyred in an attack on a polio vaccination team in the outskirts of Quetta’s Kili Nawa area on Tuesday.
The incident took place during the launch of the immunization drive in Balochistan province, aiming to vaccinate more than 2.5 million children against polio.
The health department has formed over 11,500 teams for the vaccination campaign.
Fortunately, the two vaccinators were unharmed, but the policemen guarding them lost their lives instantly.
Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo strongly denounced the attack and expressed sorrow over the cops’ martyrdom.
He called it a conspiracy against the children’s healthy future and asserted that the perpetrators with malicious intentions would not succeed.
Bizenjo also directed the authorities to swiftly apprehend those responsible for the attack.