Bomb kills two during polio campaign in Pakistan: Police
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A bomb hit a police van protecting a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing two people and wounding 12 others, police said.
The attack took place on the third and last day of a United Nations-backed vaccination campaign in a suburb of the city of Peshawar, police said, adding that a policeman was among the two dead.
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic, but efforts to stamp out the crippling disease have been hit by repeated attacks on health teams.
Militant groups in the restive country have rejected vaccination as a Western plot against Muslims and banned teams from giving out polio drops in some areas.