BANNU, 24 November: A lady polio health worker miraculously escaped life attempt attack when local residents opposing polio vaccination beat and opened fire on her in Garhi Maidan Mamash Khel area of Bannu on Thursday morning, said local police.

Police said that the polio worker was administering drops to children in a house when relatives of the children Muqeem Shah and Irfan Shah tortured her and opened fire on her. The lady remained unhurt in the firing.

The accused have been taken into custody and terrorism case has been lodged against them, the police added.

Police said that members of the family had refused to administer polio drops to their children.

A three-day polio campaign is underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).