Attempted Kidnapping: Two Female Polio Workers Saved by Locals

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BANNU:  Unidentified armed men attempted to kidnap two female polio workers in Howaid area of Bannu on Wednesday before letting them go with a warning.

The workers were let go after the mediation of locals but with the warning that they would be killed if seen vaccinating children in the area again.

An official of the Howaid police station, Fidaullah Wazir, said Taj Bibi and Gohar Taj complained to the police that they were immunising children in Mamakhel when three armed men approached them.

The health workers told the police the men destroyed their vaccination boxes and attempted to kidnap them, adding they would have succeeded had they (workers) not made a commotion, forcing locals to intervene.

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