Gunmen in Pakistan opened fire on health workers carrying out polio vaccinations in three more attacks Wednesday, after the killing of six people involved in the campaign opposed by the Taliban.
Pakistani hospital volunteers shift the body of a polio vaccination worker after an attack by gunmen in Karachi on December 18, 2012. Gunmen opened fire on polio workers in three separate attacks in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, seriously wounding one, officials said, following the killing of six workers.
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic, but efforts to stamp out the highly infectious disease have been hampered by resistance from the Taliban, who have banned vaccination teams from some areas.
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