Militant killed, cop injured in attack on polio team in Mardan

PESHAWAR: One attacker was killed and a police constable was injured during an attack on a polio vaccination team in the Tambulak area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan district on Tuesday.


According to sources, the polio team was on duty to administer polio vaccine in Tambulak when an attacker opened fire injuring a policeman deputed for the vaccinators’ security.

Another police constable, who was also accompanying the team, resorted to retaliatory firing as a result of which the attacker was killed on the spot.

DPO Mardan confirmed that the attacker identified as Jehanzeb was killed while constable Habibullah sustained injuries during the incident.

The wounded cop was shifted to DHQ Hospital for treatment.