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Afghanistan Update:

5 Polio Vaccination Campaign Workers Killed in Nangarhar
Five workers in a polio vaccination campaign were killed and four more were wounded in five separate attacks in Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning. The attacks were perpetrated by unknown armed men in Sorkh Rod and Khogyani districts as well as the the city of Jalalabad.

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said two of the wounded are in critical condition. He added that that special security measures were not provided to the campaign workers even though security agencies have been asked to cooperate with health workers. This comes as three women working for the polio vaccination campaign were killed in two separate attacks in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on March 30.

The campaign is expected to cover 9.6 million children under five years of age in the country.

Figures by UNICEF show that 56 new cases of poliovirus were reported in Afghanistan in 2020. 

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. 
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