The European Union (EU) has called for justice against the killers of three women medics vaccinating the locals against polio in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, security forces on Tuesday.
Three female medics vaccinating the locals against polio were killed by unidentified gunmen in Jalalabad, security forces told Sputnik.
“Horrible news coming out from Jalalabad, on the 2nd day of the ongoing polio vaccination campaign.
The killing of three female vaccinators, working to immunise children, was a brutal breach of International Humanitarian Law hurting the people of Afghanistan,’’ the EU delegate said in a tweet.
“Perpetrators must be brought to justice, health workers kept out of harm’s way and the sanctity of health facilities respected.
“The EU remains a strong supporter of the health sector in Afghanistan and we call on the parties to allow equal access to vaccinations,’’
The vaccination campaign against polio kicked off in Afghanistan on Monday.
The first victim was shot dead in the Majboor Abad area of Jalalabad’s fourth District at around 11 a.m. local time a source in the health authorities told Sputnik.
Later in the day the security forces confirmed to Sputnik that three medics in total were killed in the fourth district and the Lal Qasim Agha area of the seventh district.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. (ANI/NAN)