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ASIA > Taliban ban polio vaccine

MIRANSHAH - Agence France-Presse

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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.

June/18/2012

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