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21 Aug 2012 description

Posted by Anaïde Nahikian on August 21, 2012

The ongoing fight against polio in Pakistan has suffered a significant setback, as Taliban leaders in the tribal areas have banned all vaccination programs in the region. Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a prominent commander of a Pakistani Taliban faction in North Waziristan, has prohibited anti-polio immunization campaigns in protest of ongoing U.S. drone attacks, prompting leaders in other tribal areas to do the same.