Khyber Agency: At least 10 security personnel were killed as unidentified gunmen attacked a polio team with three blasts in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency here on Saturday.
According to Assistant political agent Jamrud, Jahangir wazir three blasts have been occurred near the convoy of polio team.
Eleven paramilitary troops and one child died after the bombs detonated in the Lashora area of Jamroud Tehsil in Khyber tribal district, he added.
The troops were protecting a convoy of health workers who were on their way to administer anti-polio drops to children as part of a three-day campaign against polio that started Friday, he said.
“A convoy of three vehicles was taking polio workers to administer the drops and the bombs exploded after the first vehicle that was carrying polio workers crossed the spot,” Wazir said.
He added that two vehicles belonging to the medical team were also damaged in the explosions.
Samim Jan, chief of the government-run hospital in Jamroud, confirmed the causalities.
Jan also said that eight of the injured have been shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar.
Rehman Khan, a senior health official in Khyber tribal district, said the polio campaign has been temporarily suspended in the Jamroud area.
“We will resume administering of polio drops when the security situation is better,” he told..
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.