Two policemen killed in attack on polio team in Lower Dir’s Maidan

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Two policemen killed in attack on polio team in Lower Dir's Maidan

LOWER DIR: Two police officials – deployed on security of a polio team – were killed as unidentified men opened fire on the staff near Markhani Bridge, Maidan area of Lower Dir here on Wednesday.
The victims have been identified as constable Farman and Mukarram.
The policemen, who were posted at the Lal Qila police station, were travelling on a motorcycle when they stopped their vehicle on the bridge near the village. The attackers then opened fire at them and they died on the spot, according to the police. The suspects managed to escape.
The dead bodies have been shifted to nearby hospital. The police have started a search operation to nab the suspects.
The police have reached the spot and cordoned off the area to trace the attackers.
Deputy Commissioner Saadat Hassan had inaugurated the anti-polio drive in Lower Dir on December 16. He administered the vaccines to a four-year-old child.
Seventy polio teams were formed with the aim to administer anti-polio drops to 307,254 children during the drive.

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