SWABI: A female polio worker was injured in a knife attack in Yar Hussain area of Swabi on Tuesday.

Police said a woman lady health worker was attacked by a person, Ijaz when she entered his house to administer polio drops to children. The injured lady health worker was shifted to hospital.

Ijaz was arrested by the police after the incident. However, police said the culprit is mentally unstable.

The three-day polio vaccination campaign kicked off in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal districts on Monday. The campaign was opened by Chief Minister Mehmood Khan in Peshawar.

Some people in North and South Waziristan tribal districts are boycotting the vaccination campaign to pursue their demands. According to latest reports, polio vaccination has been initiated in Sheva tehsil of North Waziristan, where people were demanding the government to resolve their electricity problem.

Vaccination has also been initiated in Dubkot area of South Waziristan after successful Jirga by the administration with tribal elders regarding their demand of water supply.