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Taliban Bans Vaccinations In Tribal Area

June 19 2012


A Pakistani Taliban commander has banned polio vaccinations in part as a protest against U.S. drone strikes, reports MSNBC.

Hafiz Gul Bahadur said that the U.S.-funded vaccinations in North Waziristan tribal agency would be outlawed until drone attacks stopped.

Bahadur also expressed suspicions that the vaccination program was a cover for U.S. espionage.

In 2011, a Pakistani doctor reportedly tried to gather DNA samples of terror leader Osama bin Laden's family members for...

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