February 25: Blast at shrine kills four
A bomb exploded at a shrine in central Sindh, killing four people and wounding at least 12. The blast tore through Dargah Pir Hajan Shah Huzoori in the Marri village, near Shikarpur, when a large number of devotees were at the shrine. The News
February 25: Religious scholar shot dead in Karachi
Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on 30-year-old Mufti Abdullah in Orangi Town. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Mufti Abdullah was a member of the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e Islam religious political party. Dawn
February 26: ASWJ, ST activists shot dead in Karachi
An activist of the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) was murdered in Karachi. ASWJ staged a protest against his killing outside the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry building. Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed Imran was attacked by two men on a motorcycle while he was on his way to his air-conditioning repair shop. In a separate incident, a Sunni Tehreek was killed in the Urdu Bazaar area. Forty-five-year-old Mohammad Majid was shopping with his wife when two men on a motorcycle shot him. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his wounds. More
February 28: Four schools destroyed in Mohmand Agency
Four schools were bombed by militants in the Mohmand tribal region. No one was injured in the pre-dawn blasts. Officials said the Taliban have now destroyed more than 100 schools. The News
February 28: Shia man shot dead in Karachi
A young man associated with the Shia Ulema Council was shot dead sprayed with bullets on his doorstep in Incholi in a suspected sectarian attack. Two men on a motorcycle stopped outside the residence of 21-year-old Danish Hussain, and called him out posing as his friends. A Shia Ulema Council spokesman condemned the killing alleging that Hussain was killed by members of a banned militant outfit. Dawn
February 28: School destroyed in Lakki Marwat
Militants detonated explosives at a government-run primary school in Lakki Marwat, damaging two classrooms. No loss of life was reported. The News
March 1: School bombed in Lakki Marwat
A government-run primary school for boys was targeted by militants in the Abakhel village in Lakki Marwat. The explosives detonated in the early hours of the morning, destroying three rooms. Dawn
March 2: Five fall prey to sectarian attacks in Karachi
Three friends — Ali Hussain, Ali Ejaz and Hashim Hussain — were riding a motorcycle in Orangi Town’s when they were intercepted by four armed men on two motorcycles. The attackers opened fire at the three, killing them.
Within an hour of the killings, a 30-year-old ASWJ activist was shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack at his milk shop in Shah Faisal Colony.
In another incident, armed men targeted another young man in an apparent sectarian attack in North Karachi. Gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire at 28-year-old Ali Daad, who was a member of the Shia community. Dawn
March 3: 45 killed in Shia neighbourhood blast
At least 45 people, many women and children among them, were killed and over 135 injured in a massive bombing in the Shia-dominated neighbourhood of Abbas Town. The explosion took place at the time of Maghrib prayers between two apartment blocks at the entrance to Abbas Town. A police official initially said the bomb blast had taken place not far from an Imambargah. Two apartment blocks suffered the most damage; some flats were reduced to rubble.
There were reports that several residents died inside their apartments because of the sheer impact of the blast and injuries caused by shrapnel. According to initial estimates, 40 to 50 apartments were destroyed and over 10 shops flattened. Dawn