Polio vaccinator shot dead in Helmand
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A vaccinator was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Marja district of southern Helmand province, officials said Saturday.
The 16 years old vaccinator was killed in the Siniali area of the district late on Friday, the governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Public Health Director Dr Inayatullah confirmed the incident and said the volunteer came under attack was on his way home.
The motive behind the incident and the perpetrators’ identities remained unclear, he said.
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