Unknown gunmen torture polio worker in Landi Kotal


Unknown armed men on Wednesday tortured a polio worker in Landi Kotal and warned him to give up working in the campaign or be prepared to face the consequences.
Four armed persons intercepted a polio team worker namely Adnan Shinwari in Angoor Bagh area of Peero Khel and reportedly tortured him. They also snatched vaccine kits and other items from him.
Shinwari said the four armed persons were wearing masks and were equipped with daggers and automatic guns.
Another polio worker said they could not continue with the polio eradication campaign since the security situation was alarming. Administration should provide extra security to polio workers, otherwise it is impossible for them to continue the campaign, the worker said.
Landikotal Tehsildar Shakeel Burki said extra security would be provided to polio teams so they could continue their work.
Assistant Political Agent Azmat Wazir rushed to the site along with a Khasadar Force contingent. They launched a search operation in the area to track down the alleged culprits but were unable to arrest anyone so far, said sources.