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Bomb kills Pakistan policeman as vaccinations targeted

Published on Feb 16, 2014 5:41 PM

PESHAWAR (AFP) - A bomb killed at least one policeman and wounded another during a vaccination campaign for polio and other diseases among children in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Sunday, officials said.

The incident happened in Budhni area on the outskirts of Peshawar, the gateway to the country's restive tribal regions, where the military has been battling Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

"The police team was being deployed in Budhni area before the start of the campaign when a remote controlled bomb exploded near their van, killing one police official and wounding another one," local senior administration official Zaheer-ul-Islam told AFP.

A senior local police official, Faisal Mukhtar, confirmed the incident and casualties.

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