QUETTA: Amid recent incidents involving attacks on teams constituted for polio-drive across the country, another heart-rending scenario surfaced on Thursday in Quetta where unknown armed men shot one female polio worker dead and injured another.
According to Assistant Commissioner Chaman, the gunmen attacked the polio team in Sultanzai area of Chaman while it was busy in line of duty.
The polio worker who embraced martyrdom in firing incident has been shifted to hospital and the area has been cordoned off completely, Assistant Commissioner said.
The martyred female was identified as Bibi Rashida and the injured one as Rashia Bibi, he said.
A search operation has commenced where the incident took place and polio-drive in the area has been temporarily suspended, he added.