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Three more polio workers shot in Pakistan; eight dead in 48 hours

An anti-polio drive campaign worker, Hilal Khan (C), who was shot and badly injured by unidentified gunmen, lies at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

An anti-polio drive campaign worker, Hilal Khan (C), who was shot and badly injured by unidentified gunmen, lies at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

An anti-polio drive campaign worker, Hilal Khan (C), who was shot and badly injured by unidentified gunmen, lies at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez
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An anti-polio drive campaign worker, Hilal Khan, who was shot and badly injured by unidentified gunmen, receives treatment at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

An anti-polio drive campaign worker, Hilal Khan, who was shot and badly injured by unidentified gunmen, receives treatment at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

An anti-polio drive campaign worker, Hilal Khan, who was shot and badly injured by unidentified gunmen, receives treatment at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez
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A woman clad in a burqa and her brother walk past policemen guarding an area during an operation against the suspected killers of anti-polio workers in Sohra Goth area in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A woman clad in a burqa and her brother walk past policemen guarding an area during an operation against the suspected killers of anti-polio workers in Sohra Goth area in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A woman clad in a burqa and her brother walk past policemen guarding an area during an operation against the suspected killers of anti-polio workers in Sohra Goth area in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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A policeman takes part in an operation against the suspected killers of anti-polio workers in Sohra Goth area in Karachi December 19, 2012. Three workers in a polio eradication campaign were shot in Pakistan on Wednesday, and two of them were killed, the latest in an unprecedented string of attacks over the past three days that has partially halted the U.N.-backed campaign. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A policeman takes part in an operation against the suspected killers of anti-polio workers in Sohra Goth area in Karachi December 19, 2012. Three workers in a polio eradication campaign were shot in Pakistan on Wednesday, and two of them were killed,...more

A policeman takes part in an operation against the suspected killers of anti-polio workers in Sohra Goth area in Karachi December 19, 2012. Three workers in a polio eradication campaign were shot in Pakistan on Wednesday, and two of them were killed, the latest in an unprecedented string of attacks over the past three days that has partially halted the U.N.-backed campaign. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
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Bushra Arian, head of the All Pakistan Lady Health Workers Welfare Association, shouts slogan during a protest against the killing of anti-polio drive campaign workers, in Islamabad December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Bushra Arian, head of the All Pakistan Lady Health Workers Welfare Association, shouts slogan during a protest against the killing of anti-polio drive campaign workers, in Islamabad December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Bushra Arian, head of the All Pakistan Lady Health Workers Welfare Association, shouts slogan during a protest against the killing of anti-polio drive campaign workers, in Islamabad December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Workers of an anti-polio drive shout slogans during a protest rally organized by the Vaccinators Welfare Association against the killing of their colleagues in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Workers of an anti-polio drive shout slogans during a protest rally organized by the Vaccinators Welfare Association against the killing of their colleagues in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Workers of an anti-polio drive shout slogans during a protest rally organized by the Vaccinators Welfare Association against the killing of their colleagues in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A worker of an anti-polio drive shouts slogans during a protest rally organized by the Vaccinators Welfare Association against the killing of her colleagues in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A worker of an anti-polio drive shouts slogans during a protest rally organized by the Vaccinators Welfare Association against the killing of her colleagues in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A worker of an anti-polio drive shouts slogans during a protest rally organized by the Vaccinators Welfare Association against the killing of her colleagues in Karachi December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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