Two polio workers in Pakistan killed in a roadside bomb blast
pakistan polio worker
A Pakistani police officer, left, stands guard while health worker Shahida Akram, 41, prepares polio vaccines to be given for children in a neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Some Islamic militants oppose the vaccination campaign, accuse health workers of acting as spies for the U.S. and claim the polio vaccine is intended to make Muslim children sterile. Pakistan is one of the few remaining places where polio is still rampant. (AP /Muhammed Muheisen)

Two polio workers were killed in a bomb blast in the tribal regions of Pakistan. A total of nineteen polio workers have been killed in the region in the last two months.
The UPI reported:

Two workers administering polio vaccinations in the northwestern tribal regions of Pakistan have been killed by a roadside bomb, officials say.

Some 19 polio vaccination workers have now died in attacks in Pakistan in the last two months, Geo TV reported Thursday.

The men were killed by a roadside bomb as they visited a village in the upper Kurram tribal region, said Jawal Ali, the head of the campaign in that area.

No group claimed responsibility for the deaths, but the Taliban last year banned such vaccinations in Waziristan, terming the effort a cover for espionage.

Five female health workers involved in administering the polio vaccine were murdered in Pakistan in December.

 

 

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  1. We should respect the wishes of that culture and let them all die of Polio.

  2. Pakistanis are living in our countries, and they hate us and want to kill us. Their children grow up to hate us and want to kill us. Enough said, although sad.

  3. You can’t help those that don’t want to be helped. A simple truth that is beyond govts to understand.

  4. Polio workers? Didn’t we rid ourselves of that disease back in the 60′s? Yet, they’re still trying to rid their society of it in 2013? Oh wait, it’s Bush’s fault. Nevermind, carry on.

  5. ++

    Nigeria and Afghanistan are two other countries,
    believe it’s been just about eradicated, why they
    cannot see the improvement is beyond me..

    oh wait, Obama’s wright hand Rev’s preaching comes to mind.. /s/

    ==

  6. I wish it would make them sterile. Think how many less terrorists in the next generation.

  7. If I was a Polio Worker in Pah-Kee-Stahn I think I’d be callin in sick. #jobsthatsuck

  8. Bomb Blast Kills Two More Polio Workers in Pakistan

    There is no reason whatsoever for there to be any “polio workers” over there. If Pakistanis are determined to kill themselves off, it would be the height of stupidity to throw obstacles into their path.

  9. ++

    #8 January 31, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    that is so beneath you, you sound as callous as Obama.. :-(

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  10. ++

    cavt #3 January 31, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    fact is, they’ve been so controlled and dumbed down that they really
    don’t know much better, give Obama and his minions a few more years
    being in charge of our next generations educations, and you’ll totally
    understand where i’m coming from..

    ==

  11. ++

    gastorgrab #1 January 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    please, speak for yourself..

    but yeah, lets let the world outside of US rot, meanwhile we
    can’t seem to recognize the rot in plain sight right under our
    very noses, nevermind hear the crap falling on our deaf ears..

    ==

  12. I do, I really do, want to respect Islam and other countries, and then we get another story like this. Their leadership, religious and political, keep them in ignorance and fear.

  13. Wanna time-travel to the 9th century??? Visit sunny Pahhhkeestahhhhn. BTW, still would like to know how Barry got a visa to go there in 1979 at a time when AMERICANS could not get one. Hmmmmm.

  14. Can we just quarantine the whole country and let them refuse all vaccinations/healthcare, etc? So long as they can’t infect the rest of us, let them infect one another to their hearts’ content. People like that cannot be helped against their will.

  15. ++

    MT Geoff #12 January 31, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    i truly don’t believe Islam can be respected, not even by those who
    claim it as their religion, besides, it’s not a religion, it’s a poligion..

    ==

  16. http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/31/al-qaeda-vows-earth-shattering-shocking-and-terrifying-attacks-on-america-use-of-lone-wolf-and-car-bombs/
    Currently in Pakistan they have bomb blast for Polio workers wait and see the next time car bomb happens in America.

  17. When they say they are doing it for the children it is not a sham scam to cover another attack on our liberty as it too often is in this country. As in teachers pensions, fancy lounges, and covered parking are “for the children”.

  18. Is this the polio program sponsored and paid by Bill Gates foundation?

  19. ++

    lynno #18 January 31, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    believe so..

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  20. Actually, this has been a Rotary Foundation goal for thirty years – to eradicate polio worldwide. The Bill Gates Foundation has given Rotary matching funds in Rotary’s efforts – he did not start this campaign to end polio, Rotary did.

    It is important to stop this disease. Borders don’t keep people in or out, so we can’t just not try to treat Pakistanis – there are thousands of them working here in the USA under H1B Visas, and they go home for vacation.



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