Taliban ban polio vaccine

Taliban ban polio vaccine

MIRANSHAH - Agence France-Presse

Pakistani militants in a Taliban and al-Qaeda infested tribal region banned anti-polio vaccination teams June 16, to protest U.S. drone strikes saying the attacks were killing civilians.

“Anti-polio vaccination teams will not be allowed to administer polio drops among children in North Waziristan,” local warlord Gul Bahadur said in a statement. Bahadur, who is allied with Afghan Taliban fighting US-led troops across the border, said the ban will remain effective until the U.S. stops drone attacks in the tribal region.

Pakistan, Taliban