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At least 14 dead in blast at Pakistan polio centre


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At least 14 dead in blast at Pakistan polio centre

A bomb attack against a polio vaccination centre in Pakistan has killed at least 14 people. Most of the dead were reportedly police deployed to protect health workers.

The blast hit a police van in Quetta, the capital of the unstable Balochistan province in the country’s southwest.

At least 20 people were injured; police are investigating whether it was a suicide bomb.

Attacks by Islamist militants who believe polio vaccination is a Western conspiracy had declined last year.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are said to be the only two countries where the disease is still endemic.