Three female health workers shot dead in east Afghanistan

Three female health workers shot dead in east Afghanistan

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Killings of polio vaccination officials in Jalalabad coincided with an explosion at its health department

Gunmen killed three female polio vaccination health workers in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials have said, adding that a blast had also hit the provincial health department headquarters but left no casualties.

Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, the head of the immunisation programme at Afghanistan’s health ministry, said the explosion took place at the entrance to the health department for the province of Nangarhar late on Tuesday morning.

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