Three more polio workers shot in Pakistan; eight dead in 48 hours

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  • An anti-polio drive campaign worker, Hilal Khan (C), who was shot and badly injured by unidentified gunmen, lies at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Three workers in a polio eradication campaign were shot in Pakistan on Wednesday, and two of them were killed, the latest in an unprecedented string of attacks over the past three days that has partially halted the U.N.-backed campaign.

The United Nations in Pakistan has pulled all staff involved in the campaign off the streets, spokesman Michael Coleman said.

The government said immunization was continuing in some areas without U.N. support although many workers refused to go out. Women health workers held protests in the southern city of Karachi and in the capital, Islamabad.

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