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February 16 – 22, 2015

February 16: Polio workers attacked in Swat

A team of polio vaccination workers in the Qambar town in Swat valley narrowly avoided serious injury after a local man opened fire on them as they approached his house to vaccinate his children. Local authorities confirmed that the health workers escaped unhurt. Dawn

February 16: Bomb near school in Wah Cantt defused

A potential bomb explosion outside a school in Wah Cantt was averted when students reported a suspicious bag to the school administration. The bag, which was hidden in a dust bin outside the school building, was shifted to a nearby ground by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) who defused the device.The News

February 17: Two more polio workers killed in Quetta

The bodies of two polio vaccine workers and their security guards were discovered in Quetta several days after they had first gone missing. The four person team had not returned to their homes after leaving for a village close to the Afghan border to administrate polio vaccine drops to children Dawn

February 18: Three killed in attack on Islamabad Imambargah

At least three people were killed and two others injured in a gun-and-suicide-bomb attack on an imambargah in the federal capital. The attack took place during Maghrib prayers at the Imambargah Qasr-e-Sakina. An attacker entered the building and shot dead a guard and worshipper before detonating his explosives. However, the remaining security guards had reacted to the initial attack by bolting the majority of the worshippers within the main hall, sparing them from the attack. The News

February 18: Prayer leader gunned down in Mansehra

A local prayer leader was gunned down by unidentified armed men in Oghi, near Mansehra. The prayer leader, Shah Memood Rizvi, who was affiliated with Ahle Sunnat faction, was on his way home when gunmen opened fire at him, leaving him dead. The News