JALALABAD: At least five polio workers were shot dead Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, officials said in the recent attack on vaccinators in one of the last places on earth where the disease still exists.

The workers were killed in a ” coordinated attack “shot down in three different locations within hours, said Farid Khan, spokesman for Nangarhar provincial police.

” This is the work of the Taliban aimed at evading health workers in order to deprive people of polio vaccines “, he said.

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