Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New favorite Pakistani pastime: Shooting medical workers trying to inoculate children against deadly diseases

Three more health workers shot in Pakistan; eight dead in 48 hours.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three workers in a polio eradication campaign were shot in Pakistan on Wednesday, and two of them were killed, the latest in an unprecedented string of attacks over the past three days that has partially halted the U.N.-backed campaign.

The United Nations in Pakistan has pulled all staff involved in the campaign off the streets, spokesman Michael Coleman said.