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One killed when gunmen open fire on polio team in Pakistan

By Syed Ali Shah, CNN
March 27, 2014 -- Updated 1217 GMT (2017 HKT)
Balochistan's Loralai district
Balochistan's Loralai district
  • Police officer killed in attack on team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Balochistan province

(CNN) -- Two gunmen opened fire Thursday on a team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, killing the police officer guarding them.

"The assailants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack," Shah Muhammad, a police official, told CNN.

2013: Polio vaccination workers under attack

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred in Balochistan's Loralai district. A police investigation was under way.

Teams carrying out polio vaccinations in Quetta, Pishin, Loralai and other parts of Balochistan have been repeatedly attacked by militants.

READ: Attack targets polio workers in Pakistan, kills 11

READ: Pakistan team holds first direct talks with Taliban

CNN's Marie-Louise Gumuchian contributed to this report.

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