29 Dec 2013

Polio worker killed in Pakistan

6:43 am on 29 December 2013

Police in Pakistan say a polio worker has been shot dead by two gunmen in the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Two other hospital personnel were wounded when the gunmen stormed a vaccination centre on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar.

It's not known who carried out the attack, but the Taliban has targeted anti-polio campaigns, saying they are a cover for spying and a plot to sterilise Muslim children.