Terrorists opened fire on five police officers on Thursday who were guarding polio workers in Dera Ismail Khan, injuring five of them, Samaa has reported.
As per the details the incident happened on Thursday afternoon.
Five cops were shot during the fierce firefight with the attackers. One terrorist was hurt, however, they all managed to escape.
The cops were taken to a nearby hospital, where they received the treatment.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world where polio has not yet been eradicated. To formally eradicate the disease, a nation must be polio-free for three consecutive years. Nigeria was declared free from wild polio in August 2020.