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Five policemen escorting polio vaccinators injured in attack in northern Pakistan

09:02 PM | 5 Jan, 2023
Five policemen escorting polio vaccinators injured in attack in northern Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – Five police official guarding a team of anti-polio vaccinators were injured in an armed attack in Dera Ismail Khan city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday.

The incident took place when unidentified assailants opened fire and hurled grenades at the vaccinators and police officials.  

However, the police personnel on duty retaliated. During the exchange of fire, five policeman were wounded. Reports said one terrorist was also injured but they managed to flee from the scene.

The injured policemen were shifted to a local hospital for the treatment.

Earlier this week, a vaccination campaign was launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to vaccinate over seven million children. Last year, Pakistan reported 20 cases of polio and all were belonged to KP. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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