Pakistan polio worker shot dead in Quetta

17 October 2012 Last updated at 06:06 ET

Pakistan polio worker shot dead in Quetta
Gunmen have killed a member of a polio vaccination team in the western Pakistani city of Quetta. The team were administering polio drops to under-fives on the city outskirts when attackers on a motorcycle opened fire. One worker was fatally injured and died on the way to hospital. It is not clear who the gunmen were. The Taliban have issued threats against the polio drive in Pakistan, where polio is still endemic. In July a doctor who was administering polio vaccines was shot dead in the southern city of Karachi…

Officials say the vaccination programme has been suspended in several areas of Quetta following Tuesday’s shooting.