Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said they will back the government's polio vaccination program if they are guaranteed it will not be used to mask a US espionage campaign.
"We're not opposed to any vaccination if we are convinced that the dose for polio is allowed by Islam and that espionage agents are not using it to kill our militants," Taliban spokesman Ehsanula Eshan told Dawn television.
"This is in the public interest," he said.
Since last December, a series of attacks against vaccination teams has taken score of lives. The most recent attack occurred on Wednesday in the northwestern town of Mardan, where a police officer was slain while escorting a vaccination team....more
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Gunmen ambushed and shot dead five Pakistani women aid workers and a male colleague on January 1, police said. Their vehicle was raked with gunfire as they returned home from work at a children's community centre run by Pakistani charity Ujala, or Light, said district police officer Abdur Rashid Khan. Their driver was seriously wounded in the attack. ...
05:29 PM, Jan 01, 2013