At least seven police officials guarding polio workers were killed in two separate attacks in Orangi Town area of Karachi in Pakistan today.
Officials said that eight gunmen riding four motorcycles carried out the killings in two separate attacks in the neighbourhood. Abdul Kareem, an official at the Abbasi Shaheed hospital, where the bodies were taken, also confirmed the casualties.
There are no reports of injuries or deaths of polio workers. The anti-polio campaign in the area was suspended immediately and heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies, including paramilitary Rangers, cordoned off the area. Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the personnel of police in Karachi.
He offered his condolences to the bereaved families and said the entire nation will fight against these cowards with unity.