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Police officer dead as polio team targeted in Peshawar IED blast

A police officer was killed and a Bomb Defusal Squad personnel injured in two separate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts targeted a polio team in Peshawar’s Daudzai area Tuesday morning, police said.

A polio team was hit when the first IED was detonated, police said.

A second blast occurred when the BDS attempted to defuse another IED found during a search operation in the area, they added. A BDS personnel was injured in the blast.

Polio vaccination drives are underway across the country. Pakistan has witnessed a 62 per cent drop in polio cases in 2016.

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