December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015

December 30: Two schools torched in Kurram

Militants set fire to two government-run schools in Kurram agency, leaving both buildings completely destroyed. Security officials in the area responding to the attack managed to engage the perpetrators in a fire-fight, but could not prevent them from escaping. Local officials said that this was the sixtieth attack on educational institutions in the agency. The News

January 1: Shia Doctor killed in Saeedabad, Karachi

Karachi’s spate of target killings against Shia professionals continued unabated into the new year as a 45-year old paediatrician was shot dead in the city. Dr Mohammad Ahsan Ali was taking a taxi home when armed motorcyclists opened fire on the vehicle, killing him on the spot while critically wounding the taxi driver with him. Dawn

January 3: Polio worker’s residence attacked in Kurram Agency

Armed militants set fire to the residence of Mohammad Wazir, a health worker who was part of a polio-vaccination team. No loss of life was reported in the attack, which took place in Khattakmela. Dawn