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Attacks on polio teams in KP have killed 15 policemen so far

A total of 36 policemen have been injured this year as well

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has released a report detailing 15 attacks on polio vaccination teams in the province this year, resulting in the deaths of 13 police officers and injuries to 36 others.

According to the report, the majority of the attacks occurred in Bannu (4), Bajaur (3), and Tank (3), while single attacks were reported in Khyber, Lakki Marwat, Mardan, North Waziristan, and South Waziristan.

The CTD report highlights the severity of the situation in Bajaur, where nine police officers were killed and 30 injured due to attacks on polio teams. In Bannu, two officers were killed and three injured, while one officer each was killed in South Waziristan and Tank.

The report further states that one officer was injured in each of the attacks on polio teams in Bannu, Khyber, and Lakki Marwat.

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The CTD has identified two militant groups responsible for these attacks.

Pakistan is one of two countries in the world which are yet to eradicate polio.

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