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Polio team attacked near Shikarpur

SHIKARPUR: A polio team was recently attacked and deprived of its valuables at gunpoint on the Zarkhail road, approximately five kilometers from the New Faujdari police station of Shikarpur.

The team, comprising of eleven members, was on its way to Jangi Khan Brohi village from Shikarpur in a van. The team had to administer polio drops to the children when armed men stopped their vehicle, tortured them, and deprived them of 11 mobile phones, CNICs, jackets, cash, and other valuables at gunpoint.

The outlaws disappeared from the spot after the swift operation. A lady health worker fell unconscious during the attack. The health staff, including Dr Javed Soomro, Sadam Brohi, Ibrahim Brohi, Babal Jhullan, Gulshan Bhatti, and Afshan Soomro.

The polio team staged a demonstration and boycotted polio campaign till the recovery of their snatched valuables and cash.

Dr Shabeer Ahmed Shaikh, DHO, Shikarpur and Dr Rizwan Ahmed, SSP, Shikarpur rushed to the scene and assured the staff of recovering their looted belongings.

No recovery of looted goods or the arrest of outlaws were reported so far.

Picture Courtesy: VoA

December 20, 2019

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