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November 24 – 30, 2014

November 24: Polio worker injured in Charsadda

Two polio vaccine providers were left injured after unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on them in Charsadda. The two victims, Sajid and Asifullah, were waiting outside a house for their colleague when they were attacked. The terrorist organisation Jamatul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack. Dawn

November 26: Four vaccinators gunned down in Quetta

Four members of a polio vaccination team, including three women, were killed and three others were wounded in a targeted attack in suburban Quetta. Health authorities temporarily suspended the immunisation campaign in the aftermath of the attack, and members of the vaccine team refused to return to work unless their security was ensured.

One of the victims later told media that the gunmen asked the team if they were polio workers before opening fire on them. Express Tribune

November 26: Former prayer leader killed in Islamabad

Unidentified men shot dead a member of the Shia political alliance, Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) as he was returning to his home in Islamabad. The victim, Muhammad Nawaz Irfan alias Irfani, was also the former Peshimam of the Central Imambargah Parachinar, Kurram Agency.

Irfan originally hailed from Gilgit-Baltistan and lived for 14 years in Parachinar, where he reportedly fought against the Taliban. He had left to settle in the capital earlier this year. Express Tribune

November 29: JUI-F leader shot dead in Sukkur

Former senator Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro, secretary general of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Sindh, was shot dead in a targeted attack while offering his prayers. Dr. Soomro was at a seminary in Gulshan-e-Iqbal society, when three men entered the building and opened fire on him. The victim died while being transported to a hospital.  Daily Times