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Taliban stopping polio vaccinations, says Afghan governor

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Immunisation programme halted in Nuristan province, raising fears that opposition has spread from Pakistan

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

The Taliban have halted an annual polio vaccination campaign in a remote part of Afghanistan, according to a senior official, raising concerns that opposition to the critical immunisation drive could be spilling across from insurgent groups in neighbouring Pakistan.

Read the full report on the Guardian.