Female polio vaccinator gunned down in Kandahar
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen opened fire at two female polio vaccinators on Monday noon in the capital of southern Kandahar province, killing one and injuring another, an official said.
The incident took place in Largo Ganj area in the jurisdiction of the fourth police district of Kandahar City.
The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, said the volunteers were busy administrating polio drops to children when came under attack from gunmen.
He said police rushed to the scene soon after the incident and took the injured woman to Mirwais hospital. Her condition was said to be stable, Khpalwak said.
The official said police had cordoned off the area and were searching for the culprits.
A resident of the area, Nazar Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News that he was home when he heard gunshots. “As I came out, I saw two women had been shot at.”
Mohammad said the two females were grandmother and her granddaughter. The granddaughter was killed and the grandmother wounded in the attack, he added.
No one has claimed responsibility for the shooting that comes weeks after a female UNAMA worker, Toorpekai, was gunned down in the same area.
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