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Polio workers killed in Pakistan by gunman

Two gunmen killed four people who were taking part in an anti-polio campaign in Pakistan. Three of the dead were women and one was a man. The gunmen, who haven’t been identified yet, rode up in a motorcycle and opened fire. The vaccination drive was going on near the town of Quetta, three more people were injured in the attack.

According to a police official in Pakistan the health workers didn’t have a security detail with them. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but it is being assumed that Taliban militants are responsible for the attack as they have targeted health workers earlier.

The polio vaccination campaign was launched in Baluchistan, tight security was also organized. But it seems to have done very little good. Polio is still a big problem in the country and government has often been blamed for being complacent about eradication of the virus. The main reason for the spread of the virus in many parts of the country is the opposition by Taliban insurgents against inoculation.

Taliban consider polio medicine to be a conspiracy to sterilize Muslims, as a result health workers trying to distribute polio vaccine are in constant danger of being attacked.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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