Three injured as IED blast targets polio team in Bajaur Agency

  • Sepoy Saeed Ullah, Zahid Ullah and Shafi Ullah sustained injuries

SHABQADAR – Three Levies personnel were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast targeting a polio team in Bajaur Agency’s Khar district on Tuesday.

According to officials in the political administration, the team was targeted while administering polio drops to children in the Rashakai area of tehsil.

Hospital officials confirmed that sepoy Saeed Ullah, Zahid Ullah and Shafi Ullah sustained minor injuries and were currently stable.

The levies were providing security to polio teams for a three-day campaign in FATA that kicked off on Monday.

Meanwhile, security forces and political administration cordoned off the area and begun a search operation. No militant group claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Fieldworkers and security forces engaged in anti-polio campaigns in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have often been targeted by militants.