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DW News published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan: Polio workers gunned down on the job | DW News” – below is their description.
Unidentified gunmen shot dead six polio workers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday during a polio vaccination drive. Police in the province of Nangarhar blamed the Taliban for the attacks. The group has denied responsibility.
The latest killings come just two months after three female polio workers were killed in the provincial capital Jalalabad, also during a polio vaccination drive. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that killing.
Afghanistan is one of only two countries in the world which has yet to eradicate polio. Its neighbor Pakistan is the other.DW News YouTube Channel
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Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
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Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.