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Three dead in fresh Pakistan polio attacks

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Gunmen killed three people working on a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said, as the nationwide drive against the crippling disease suffered a third day of bloodshed. 

Pakistani men carry an injured polio vaccination worker to hospital following an attack by gunmen in Peshawar on December 19, 2012. For the third day in a row, gunmen have attacked people working on a polio vaccination campaign, with the death toll rising to nine.

A female health worker and her driver were shot dead in Charsadda, near Peshawar, the main town of northwest Pakistan, police official Wajid Khan told AFP. A second police officer confirmed the incident.

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