PESHAWAR – An anti-polio campaigner was shot dead in Khyber Agency on Wednesday.

“The incident took place in Jamrud Tehsil where unknown gunmen opened fire on a polio team busy in vaccination in the area,” a political agent said.

The injured polio worker, Fazal Amin was shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex in critical condition where he succumbed to his wounds.

Polio vaccination drive is underway across Pakistan.

A policeman was killed and two others suffered injuries when an explosion hit a police party providing security to a polio vaccination team near Peshawar on Tuesday.