Bombing Near Polio Vaccination Site Kills 2 Pakistani Police Officers


PESHAWAR, Pakistan — At least two police officers were killed and a dozen people wounded on Monday when a bomb went off near a health care facility where polio vaccines were being dispensed outside this northwestern Pakistani city, officials said.

The bomb exploded just as a police escort for a vaccination team reached the site in the village of Sulmankhel in Peshawar’s southern suburbs, said Najibur Rehman, a Peshawar police superintendent. “Just when our mobile squad reached the health dispensary, a bomb planted in the nearby field went off,” Mr. Rehman said by telephone from the scene.

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