07:14 GMT05 December 2020
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    An explosion outside a polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 14 people, media reported Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the BBC, citing a local minister, the blast took place in the city of Quetta in the morning as workers were reporting for duty.

    Pakistani militants oppose polio vaccination, considering it to be a Western conspiracy to sterilize children, the media outlet said.

    Attacks against health workers are common in Pakistan. In 2013, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan group attacked a polio vaccination team, killing 11.

    At least 20 people sustained injuries, according to local TV channels. The police are investigating whether the explosion was a suicide bombing.

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