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PESHAWAR, September 4: Three more polio cases have been reported from the FATA region, health officials say.

According to the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, six-month-old Bacha Munsif and 18-month-old Bilal of Khyber Agency and 18-month-old Nazia of South Waziristan are the fresh victims of the crippling disease.

This year 122 cases of polio have surfaced in Pakistan. Of the total cases, 20 belong to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 89 hail from the tribal areas. Majority of the polio cases have been reported from Waziristan tribal region.