Pakistan: Blast near polio centre in Quetta kills seven, leaves 10 injured

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Islamabad, Jan 13: At least seven people most of them were police officials killed and 10 others injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta on Wednesday.

The explosion took place near a polio centre in Quetta's Satellite Town on the third day of a three-day anti-polio campaign which was launched in various districts of Balochistan on Monday, reported the Dawn online.

7 killed, 10 injured in Pak blast

Polio workers have long been targeted in the country due to rumours that the polio immunisation drive is a front for espionage or a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims.

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Pakistan remains one of only two countries on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) list of polio-endemic countries.

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