Measles leaves 12 children dead in Pakistan tribal area
AFPMIRANSHAH, Pakistan -- An outbreak of measles in part of Pakistan's lawless tribal northwest has killed 12 children in three weeks and is spreading due to a shortage of medicines, doctors said Monday.
May 15, 2012, 12:13 am TWN
Doctor Mohammad Ali Shah, chief of the main hospital in Miranshah, the biggest town in North Waziristan, told AFP that military operations, power cuts and curfews meant there was a shortage of medicines.
The restive and impoverished district bordering Afghanistan is Pakistan's most notorious Taliban and al-Qaida stronghold, and hit frequently by U.S. drone strikes targeting Islamist militants.