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UN suspends polio drive in Pakistan after killings

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The United Nations suspended its polio vaccination drive in Pakistan Wednesday after eight people involved in the effort were shot dead in the past two days, a UN official said.

The suspension was a serious blow to the drive to bring an end to the scourge of polio in Pakistan, one of only three countries where the crippling disease still survives.

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