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Sectarian Violence in Pakistan

Sectarian Violence in Pakistan: 1989-2014

Year
Incidents
Killed
Injured
1989
67
18
102
1990
274
32
328
1991
180
47
263
1992
135
58
261
1993
90
39
247
1994
162
73
326
1995
88
59
189
1996
80
86
168
1997
103
193
219
1998
188
157
231
1999
103
86
189
2000
109
149
NA
2001
154
261
495
2002
63
121
257
2003
22
102
103
2004
19
187
619
2005
62
160
354
2006
38
201
349
2007
341
441
630
2008
97
306
505
2009
106
190
398
2010
57
509
1170
2011
30
203
297
2012
173
507
577
2013
128
525
914
2014
31
78
94
Total*
2900
4788
9285
*Data till April 13, 2014

Year 2014*

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
16
53
78
February
9
16
12
March
1
1
2
April
5
8
2
TOTAL
31
78
94
*Data till April 13, 2014
Sectarian Violence in Pakistan 2014

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 1

Quetta / Balochistan

At least three people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide attack targeting Shia pilgrims in Akhtarabad area of the provincial capital Quetta.

4
30
2
January 3

Islamabad

Two ASWJ cadres, including Secretary General Mufti Muneer Muavia and his colleague Qari Asad Mehmood were killed in an attack in Islamabad.

2
0
3
January 4

Karachi / Sindh

At least three Shia men were killed and four others were injured in an incident of firing by armed assailants Maskan Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi.

3
4
4
January 4

Karachi / Sindh

Two seminary students, identified as Abid Mavia (25) and Sajid Mavia (28), were shot dead by unidentified assailants on Rashid Minhas Road within the jurisdiction of Jauharabad Police Station.

2
0
5
January 5

Karachi / Sindh

A prayer leader of Masjid-e-Khizrul Islam was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Baldia Town.

1
0
6
January 5

Rajanpur / Punjab

The President of the MWM Rajanpur District, identified as Doctor Azhar Hussain (59), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in a sectarian attack at his residence in the District. Hussain was a doctor by profession.

1
0
7
January 6

Hangu / KP

A teenage boy, identified as Aitazaz Hassan (14), was killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Government school Ibrahimzai area of Hangu District.

2
0
8
January 7

Karachi / Sindh

At least six dead bodies were found near the Sufi shrine of shrine of Ayub Shah Bukhari in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Gadap Town.

6
0
9
January 8

Rawalpindi / Punjab

A College Professor and a Shia religious leader, identified as Nazir Hussain Imrani, was shot at and critically injured by unidentified assailants in a targeted sectarian attack in Dhoke Kashmirian area of Rawalpindi District.

0
1
10
January 10

Karachi / Sindh

Three people, including prayer leader Maulana Iqrar and two students of the seminary, identified as Salahuddin (16), and Naseer (17), were injured in a bomb blast at the rooftop of Jannat Masjid in Gulshan-e-Ghazi area of Al-Falah Society in Malir Town.

0
3
11
January 18

Noori Gate / Sargodha / Punjab

Three persons were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on a car carrying ASWJ leader at Noori Gate in Sargodha area of same District in Punjab.

3
0
12
January 20 Kissa Khwani / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified assailants killed a Shia Muslim scholar Allama Alim Al-Musvi who was walking to the mosque in Kissa Khwani market of Peshawar in KP.

1
0
13
January 21 Khusak / Kanak / Mastung / Balochistan

At least 24 Shia pilgrims returning from Iran were killed and 40 others were injured in a bomb attack targeting their bus in the Khusak area of Kanak in Mastung District of Balochistan.

24
40
14
January 29 Khanpur area / Rahim Yar Khan / Punjab

Shia leader and a member of the Jamia Ali Akbar Trust, identified as Ghulam Mustafa, was shot dead by unidentified militants near his house in the Khanpur area of Rahim Yar Khan District.

1
0
15
January 30 Ajmer Nagri / North Karachi / Karachi / Sindh

Caretaker, identified as Akbar Hussain (30) of an Imambargah, was shot dead when unidentified militants opened fire at him in Ajmer Nagri area of North Karachi in New Karachi Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
16
January 31 Orangi Town-12 / Karachi / Sindh

Assailants also killed Maulana Akbar Hussain, a prayer leader, in the Manghopir area, and Ikram, a rickshaw driver, near in Orangi Town-12 of Karachi in Sindh.

2
0
17
February 4

Donga Gali / Kohati / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified militants shot dead the Provincial President of a Shia organization, Tehreek-Nifaz-e-Fiqah Jafria (TNFJ-Mousavi Group), Syed Asghar Ali Shah (75), in a targeted attack in the Donga Gali near Kohati locality in Peshawar of KP.

1
0
18
February 5

Landhi / Landhi Town / Karachi / Sindh

ASWJ President of District Malir Mohyuddin Shah was injured in a firing incident in the Landhi area of Landhi Town in Karachi.

0
1
19
February 9

Saeedabad / Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least nine people, including an infant, were killed and 10 others were injured when unidentified militants opened fire on a shrine of Meharban Ali Shah alias Jalali Baba in Saeedabad area of Baldia Town in Karachi.

9
10
20
February 9

Raees Amrohi Colony / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A prayer leader, identified as Nadeem Qadri (38), was shot dead in a targeted attack while he was returning after evening prayer at a mosque in Raees Amrohi Colony in Orangi Town.

1
0
21
February 15

Kuchi bazaar / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified persons attacked an Imambargah in Kuchi bazaar area of old Peshawar city with a hand grenade, damaging the place.

0
0
22
February 22 Gari Nawaz Khan / Kohat / KP

Unidentified gunman shot dead a Shia leader and administrator of an Imambargah, Sher Muhammad Tori, at Gari Nawaz Khan in Kohat.

1
0
23

February 27

Abul Hassan Isphahani Road / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two persons, including the administrator of a seminary Qari Ali Hassan and his son were shot dead outside a seminary located at Abul Hassan Isphahani Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town of Karachi in Sindh.

2
0
24

February 27

North Nazimabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia scholar, identified as Allama Taqi Hadi Naqvi, was shot dead in an incident of target killing near board office located in North Nazimabad Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
25

February 28

Petal Wali Gali / Rizvia PS / Liaquatabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

In a sectarian attack, a salesman, identified as Manzar Ahmed (55), working at a sanitary shop was killed while another salesman Imran was wounded within the limits of Rizvia Police Station in Petal Wali Gali in Liaquatabad Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
1
26
March 10 Zia mosque / Sharkial / Islamabad

The Information Secretary of the ASWJ Rawalpindi Chapter, Mohammad Sohail Muavia, was killed and two of his companions, identified as Ammanullah and Nasir, were injured when unidentified militants opened fire at the car of Mufti Tanveer, Rawalpindi President of ASWJ, near Zia mosque in Sharkial area of Islamabad.

1
2
27
April 1

Gulshan-e-Iqbal / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

A seminary student, identified as Muhammad Ahsan (25), was shot dead and another student, identified as Saad (24), was injured when two unidentified armed assailants wearing surgical masks opened fire on them in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town in Karachi.

1
1
28 April 9 Gulistan-e-Jauhar / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia doctor, identified as Haider Raza, was shot dead while another man accompanying him was injured when unidentified militants opened fire at his car in front of Darul Sehat Hospital in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town in Karachi.

1
1
29 April 9 Gulistan-e-Jauhar / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified militants killed three unidentified students of an Islamic seminary near Continental Bakery in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town in Karachi of Sindh.

3
0
30 April 11 Martin Quarters / Martin Road / Jamshed Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia lawyer, identified as Advocate Syed Ghulam Haider (52), was shot dead in Martin Quarters on Martin Road in Jamshed Town of Karachi.

1
0
31 April 12 Sariab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two bus passengers belonging to Shia Hazara community were killed in an incident of target killing on Sariab Road in Quetta of Balochistan.

2
0
Total*
78
94
*Data till April 13, 2014

Year 2013

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
15
124
176
February
26
141
227
March
8
9
2
April
4
4
0
May
2
4
14
June
6
48
88
July
3
68
182
August
14
28
42
September
7
11
12
October
5
6
1
November
24
51
127
December
14
31
43
TOTAL
128
525
914

Sectarian Violence in Pakistan 2013

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 1

Machh bazaar / Bolan District / Balochistan

The warden of Machh jail, Mohammad Ali, who belonged to the Hazara community, was shot dead in Machh bazaar of Bolan District.

1
0
2
January 7

Ayesha Manzil / Karachi / Sindh

In an incident of sectarian violence, a person and his minor daughter were killed while his wife and other daughter sustained injuries near Ayesha Manzil within the limits of Gulberg Police Station. Asghar Ilyas (40) and his two-year-old daughter Zainab were shot dead, while his wife Farzana and another minor daughter Dua injured near Ayesha Manzil of Karachi.

2
2
3
January 7

Block 13-D / Gulshan-e-Iqbal / Karachi / Sindh

Ali Raza Naqvi (26) was killed in a sectarian attack in Block 13-D of Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the precincts of Gulshan-e- Iqbal Police Station of Karachi.

1
0
4
January 7

Kot Pindi Das / Sheikhupura District / Punjab

Two unidentified armed motorcyclists shot dead vice-president of the SSP, Muhammad Shakeel, near Kot Pindi Das area of Sheikhupura town of same District in Punjab. According to Police, the Muhammad Shakeel had been on his way to Lahore when unknown motorcyclists opened fire on him near Kot Pindi Das.

1
0
5
January 8

Golimar / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified assailants riding a motorbike opened fire at the house of one Safdar, belonging to the SSP, injuring Safdar and his friend, Qayoom Golimar area of Karachi. Subsequently, irate people set a bus on fire in Golimar area. Sectarian tension gripped the entire locality amid aerial firing that injured three boys.

0
5
6
January 9

Dabgari / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified assailants shot dead a Shia doctor associated with the ruling PPP in the Dabgari area of Peshawar (Peshawar District), the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

1
0
7
January 10

Alamdar Road / Quetta Balochistan

At least 105 persons were killed and over 169 persons were injured in two separate bomb blasts on Alamdar Road in Quetta of Balochistan.

106
169
8
January 15

Sector 7/C / Surjani Town PS / Karachi / Sindh

A person, identified as Asghar Ali Shah (30), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sector 7/C in the Surjani Town Police Jurisdiction. Victim belonged to Shia community and he was an organiser of a mourning procession. Police said that it was a sectarian killing.

1
0
9
January 16

Malir-15 / Saudabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

Ibne Hassan (50) was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants outside his residence near Ghousia Market in Muhammadi Dara, just opposite Naeem Hospital, in Malir-15 in the Saudabad Police Limits. According to SHO, Saudabad Hassan Haider, the man was production manager in General Tyres and he belonged to the Shia community. Police said that it was a sectarian killing.

1
0
10
January 18

Lasbela Bridge / Karachi / Sindh

Two brothers, identified as Mohammad Irshad and Mohammad Akhlaq, cadre of ASWJ, were killed on Lasbela Bridge in Karachi of Sindh.

2
0
11
January 22

Liaquat Street / Saddar Bazaar / Peshawar

In a sectarian related attack, one doctor, Dr Shah Nawaz Ali, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in his cantonment area clinic on Liaquat Street in Saddar Bazaar of Peshawar.

1
0
12
January 23

Talagang / Chakwal District / Punjab

A local leader of ASWJ, Qari Mohammad Saeed, was killed by unidentified assailant in Talagang area of Chakwal District in Punjab. Qari Mohammad Saeed, the prayer leader of a local mosque, was attacked by an unidentified assailant when he came out of Ayesha Siddiqua Masjid on Mianwali road after Maghrib prayers.

1
0
13
January 28 Bilal Colony / Korangi / Karachi / Sindh

35-year-old ASWJ activist Maulana Khalid Saeed was shot dead by unidentified assailants outside his residence near Bilal Colony in the Korangi Industrial Area Police limits. He hailed from Hazara.

1
0
14
January 29 Sabzal road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two Police constables, identified as Ali Dad Hazara and Shamir Baloch, were shot dead on Sabzal road of Quetta.

2
0
15
January 31 Tipu Sultan PS / Karachi / Sindh

Three clerics of the Deoband school of thought, identified as Mufti Abdul Majeed Dinpuri (50), Mufti Muhammad Saleh (40) and Ehsan Ali Shah (29) were shot dead within the precincts of Tipu Sultan Police Station in Karachi.

3
0
16
February 1 Pat Bazaar / Hangu / KP

Twenty-eight Shia persons were killed and 46 others injured when a suicide bomber struck outside a mosque just after the Friday prayers in Pat Bazaar in Hangu Town of same District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

28
46
17
February 2 Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai road / Agra Taj / Kalri PS / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Sarwar Hussain (38), was killed by unidentified assailats on Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai road in Agra Taj within the limits of Kalri Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
18
February 4 Sector 5 C-4 / North Karachi / Karachi / Sindh A cadre of the ASWJ, identified as Umair Yasir (25), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sector 5 C-4 of North Karachi in Karachi of Sindh.
1
0
19
February 4 Bara Market / Khawaja Ajmer Nagri PS / Karachi / Sindh A shopkeeper, identified as Yasir Ahmed (35), was shot dead in Bara Market within the jurisdiction of the Khawaja Ajmer Nagri Police Station in Karachi of Sindh. The victim belonged to the Deoband school of thought.
1
0
20
February 6 Khalid Bin Waled Road / Ferozabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ASWJ, identified as Ayaz, was killed on Khalid Bin Waled Road within the precincts of Ferozabad Police Station.

1
0
21
February 7 North Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of the ASWJ, Dr Abid Baig (56), was killed inside his clinic in North Nazimabad.

1
0
22
February 7 Lines Area / Karachi / Sindh

A man identified as Syed Zahid Ali Jafri (35), who was injured on February 5, 2013 in a sectarian attack in Lines Area died during treatment.

1
0
23
February 8 Nagan Chowrangi / New Karachi PS / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ASWJ, identified as Imran Ahmed (37), was killed near Nagan Chowrangi area within the jurisdiction of New Karachi Police Station.

1
0
24
February 8 Gulbahar / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified assailants shot dead a senior Shia lawyer, Malik Jarrar Hussain, in the Gulbahar area of Peshawar.

1
0
25
February 9 Golimar / Rizvia PS / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified armed pillion riders killed Syed Qamar Raza Naqvi (32) belonging to Shia sect near his house in Golimar area within the precincts of Rizvia Police Station.

1
0
26
February 9 T ground / FB area / Jauharabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

A strangulated body of Ghausia seminary student was found from T ground in FB area within the limits of Jauharabad Police Station.

1
0
27
February 10 Mehtab Chowk / Rais Amrohi Colony / Iqbal Market PS / Karachi / Sindh

A father and his son belonging to Shia community, identified as Syed Anjum Abbas (51) and Syed Asif Abbas (27), were killed near Mehtab Chowk in Rais Amrohi Colony within the precincts of Iqbal Market Police Station.

2
0
28
February 11 University of Karachi / Sachal PS / Karachi / Sindh

A cleric of Deoband school of thought, identified as Qari Muhammad Asim (40), was killed near University of Karachi within the precincts of Sachal Police Station. ASWJ spokesman Maulana Saeed Akbar Farooqi said that the deceased was a sympathiser of his organisation.

1
0
29
February 15 Baloch Goth / Orangi / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man was killed on sectarian attack at Baloch Goth of Orangi Town within the precincts of Orangi Town Police Station.

1
0
30
February 16 Hazara town / Quetta / Balochistan

A remote-controlled bomb targeting Shias killed 84 people including women and children and wounded more than 200 in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

84
169
31
February 18

Farooq-e-Azam Chowk / Surjani town / Karachi / Sindh

An ASWJ cadre, identified as Haji Fayyaz (42), was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Farooq-e-Azam Chowk in Surjani town within the precincts of Sarjani Police Station. During the protests that followed, unidentified assailants attacked and injured five men, including three ASWJ cadres, outside Jamia Masjid Subhani in Burhan Bazaar of Patel Para. The three ASWJ activists, identified as Abdul Raheem (35), Shahrum (28) and Raju (25), died of injuries later.

4
2
32
February 18

FTC flyover / Karachi / Sindh

A homemade bomb went off near the FTC flyover, where a number of Shia community members had been protesting against the Quetta carnage (February 16, 2013).

0
0
33
February 18

Gulberg / Lahore / Punjab

In a sectarian attack, the Lahore General Hospital Ophthalmology Department head Professor Dr Ali Haider and his son were shot dead by two unidentified assailants in the Gulberg area of Lahore city (Lahore District), the provincial capital of Punjab.

2
0
34
February 19

Star Gate / Karachi / Sindh

Syed Safdar Ali Kazmi (25), one of the people who had become to attend the sit-in at Star Gate in Karachi, was on his way back home from the demonstration when unidentified assailants shot him dead.

1
0
35
February 20

Goth Ahmad Din Brohi / Jacobabad / Sindh

Grandson of Gaddi Nasheen (caretaker) of Qambar Dargah was killed and 10 people, including Sain Hussain Shah, and another of his grandson were injured in a remote-controlled bomb explosion at a religious gathering at the Goth Ahmad Din Brohi area of Jacobabad District.

1
10
36
February 21

Sidduiqe Sons Chowrangi / SITE / Karachi / Sindh

Maulana Dil Faraz Muawiya (33) and Abu Bakr (25) were shot dead near the Sidduiqe Sons Chowrangi in SITE.

2
0
37
February 21

Gaama Gali / Rizvia Society / Karachi / Sindh

ASWJ cadre Naveed-ul-Rehman was shot dead outside his residence, while fellow party cadres Owais and Sohail were injured in the Gaama Gali of Rizvia Society.

1
0
38
February 23

Tooba Apartment / Gol Masjid / Defence Phase-I / Defence PS / Karachi / Sindh

A trader belonging to Bohra community, identified as Mubasshir Hussain, was killed at his shop at Tooba Apartment near Gol Masjid, Defence Phase-I within the precincts of Defence Police Station.

1
0
39
February 23

Bhittai Colony / Korangi town / Karachi / Sindh

The cleric, (identified as Qari Muhammad Ameen) of Bilal Mosque, affiliated with ASWJ was killed in Bhittai Colony near Korangi crossing.

1
0
40
February 27

A B Saniya Lines Bazaar / Brigade/ Karachi /Sindh

A person, identified as Shabbir Ahmed (34), a cadre of ASWJ, was killed at A B Saniya Lines Bazaar within the limits of Brigade Police Station.

1
0
41
February 27

Baba Morr / North Karachi / Khawaja Ajmer Nagri

A Shia man, identified as Wajid Ali (46), was killed near Baba Morr of North Karachi within the precincts of Khawaja Ajmer Nagri Police Station.

1
0
42
March 1

Kochi Bazaar / Peshawar/ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Unidentified assailants killed a Shia trader and injured another at a shop in Kochi Bazaar in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the evening.

1
1
43
March 2

Green Town /Shah Faisal / Karachi/ Sindh

A man affiliated with ASWJ, Nadeem Mavia (28), was shot dead in Green Town within the limits of Shah Faisal Police Station.

1
0
44
March 14

Qandeel Chowk / Gwadar /Balochistan

Two ethnic Punjabis were shot dead by unidentified assailants at Qandeel Chowk in Gwadar city (Gwadar District).

2
0
45
March 18 Dalazak Road / Peshawar / KP

An unidentified assailant shot dead a Shia lawyer and injured his assistant seriously on Dalazak Road in Peshawar.

1
1
46
March 20 Hyderi Imambargah / Lasbela / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Imran Haider Naqvi (25), was shot dead near Hyderi Imambargah of Lasbela area.

1
0
47
March 27

Gulbahar / Peshawar / KP

A senior Federal Government official was shot dead, in what Police said was an incident of sectarian killing in the Gulbahar area of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. "Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a WAPDA vehicle carrying Town-2 SDO Khawaja Imran in the Gulbahar area," a Police official said. Gulbahar Police said the WAPDA official was targeted because he belonged to Shia sect.

1
0
48
March 29

Ayaz Medical Store / Phool Gali / Rizvia area / Karachi / Sindh

A person, identified as Kamran Hussain, a member of the Shia community, was shot dead in a sectarian attack outside Ayaz Medical Store at Phool Gali of Rizvia area.

1
0
49
March 29

Sariya Gali / Napier / Karachi / Sindh

A Hindu man, identified as Mohan Lal (25), was shot dead at Sariya Gali in Napier area.

1
0
50
April 2

Malir / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia, identified as Syed Ashraf Hussain Zaidi (59), was shot dead at his general store in Malir area.

1
0
51
April 7

Muhammad Mustafa / Karachi / Sindh

Syed Jaffar Zaidi (40), a businessman and a Shia community member, was killed in Lane 7 of Muhammad Mustafa Colony.

1
0
52
April 14

Turi Bangash / Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia scholar, Allama Ghazanfar Ali (70), was shot dead in Turi Bangash Colony of Nazimabad.

1
0
53
April 15

Shamsi / Pakistan Bazaar / Karachi / Sindh

An ASI, identified as Syed Murtaza Hussain (40), was shot dead in a targeted attack at Shamsi area within the jurisdiction of Pakistan Bazaar Police Station. Police said the victim belonged to Shia community.

1
0
54
May 27 Nishan-e-Haider Chowk /Karachi / Sindh

A Shia person, identified as Haider Abbas (35) was shot dead by unidentified assailants near the Nishan-e-Haider Chowk. A passerby named Jumma also suffered bullet wounds in the attack.

1
0
55
May 28 Imamia Colony /Peshawar / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

At least three persons were killed and 14 others were injured when a bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded in the Imamia Colony in Peshawar (Peshawar District), the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The explosives were planted in a motorcycle detonated by remote control. Most of the people living in the area belonged to the Shia community which appeared to be the target of the attack.

3
14
56
June 11 Soldier Bazaar locality of Gulshan-e-Iqbal /Karachi / Sindh

A person belonging to Ahmedi community, identified as Hamid Sami (45), was shot dead and his son Osama (18) and a companion Salman Zaman (48) were injured in a targeted attack in Soldier Bazaar locality of Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.

1
2
57
June 13 Disilva Town /Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of SSP, identified as Shafiq Aka Baba was killed and his friend, identified as Saeedur Rehman, was injured near Disilva Town.

1
1
58
June 13 Aleemabad area / Karachi / Sindh

A person belonging to Shia community, identified as Ali Abbas, was shot dead in Aleemabad area.

1
0
59
June 19

Khwaja Ajmer Nagri / Karachi / Sindh

A school van driver, Imran Rizvi (35), was killed by unidentified assailants in Sector 5C/2 of Khwaja Ajmer Nagri. Central District Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amir Farooqi said the victim was a member of the Shia community.

1
0
60
June 21

Gulshan Colony / Peshawar / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

15 Shia persons were killed and 25 others were injured in a suicide attack at an Imambargah in largely Shia area of Gulshan Colony on the edge of Peshawar (Peshawar District), the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

15
25
61
June 30 Aliabad / Hazara Town / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 28 persons were killed and 60 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near an Imambargah in Aliabad area of Hazara Town in Quetta (Quetta District), the provincial capital of Balochistan.

29
60
62
July 15

Masjid Road / Quetta / Balochistan

At least four people belonging to the Shia community were killed when unidentified militants opened fire on Raza Hussain's vehicle on Masjid Road area of Quetta.

4
2
63
July 22

Shahrah-e-Iqbal Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two Shia Hazaras were killed when unidentified militants opened fire at a taxi on Shahrah-e-Iqbal Road in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

2
0
64
July 26

Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 60 persons were killed and 180 others were injured in a coordinated twin suicide attacks at Parachinar in the Kurram Agency of FATA.

62
180
65
August 2

Umar Block / Abbasia Town / Rahim Yar Khan / Punjab

Six unidentified militants shot dead Shia Council's Divisional President Sheikh Manzoor Hussain and his younger son Haider Ali while they were leaving their house located at Umar Block in Abbasia Town of Rahim Yar Khan District.

2
0
66
August 13 Gulberg Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least two people belonging to the Ismaili community were killed and 40 others were injured when unidentified militants hurled two hand grenades in Gulberg Town of Karachi in Sindh.

2
40
67
August 13 SITE Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least 2 Ismaili Shias were injured in second hand grenade attack Ismaili Jama'at Khana in Metroville area of SITE Town in Karachi District of Sindh.

0
2
68
August 19 Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two people, identified Naseem Arif Siddiqui (45), and his uncle Pervez Ali (63) were shot dead within the jurisdiction of Taimuria Police Station near Masjid-e-Al Huda in Orangi Town of Karachi District. Arif was a member of Tablighi Jama'at.

2
0
69
August 19 Saddar Town / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre belonging to ST, identified as Mohammad Faisal alias Shani (30), was shot dead within the limits of Eidgah Police Station in Ramswami area of Saddar Town.

1
0
70
August 20 Jamshed Town / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified armed assailants opened fire and shot dead a cadre of the ST, identified as Faisal Qadri, in the Martin Quarters area of Jamshed Town.

1
0
71
August 21 Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

An officer in ANF, identified as Zahoor Ahmed Kiyani (46), belonging to the Ahmadiyya community, along with his neighbour, Noorul Wahid, were shot dead in Mujahid Colony within the jurisdicti48on of Orangi Town Police Station in Liaquatabad Town of Karachi

2
0
72
August 22 Liaquatabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia doctor, identified as Doctor Ghazanfar Ali Zaidi (58), was killed in a sectarian attack near Dak-khana in Shahrah-i-Altaf Brelvi area of Liaquatabad Town. "Dr Zaidi's murder was a clear case of sectarianism," said SSP Central Amir Farooqui.

1
0
73
August 23 Bhakkar District / Punjab

A clash between ASWJ and members of Shias community killed at 11 people in Kotla Jam area of Bhakkar District.

11
0
74
August 25 Gulshan Town / Karachi / Sindh

Maulana Akbar Saeed Farooqi, spokesperson for ASWJ, succumbed to his injuries after getting injured in an armed attack near Safari Park in Gulshan Town.

1
0
75
August 26

Gulshan Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Qamar Sajjad (55), was shot dead in a sectarian attack on University Road within the remits of Aziz Bhatti Police Station in Gulshan Town of Karachi District.

1
0
76
August 28

Liaquatabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

The owner of United Book Shop, identified as Akhtar Hussain (40), was killed at Urdu Bazaar in Nazimabad area of Liaquatabad Town. Police investigators believe that as the victim was a member of the Shia community, the murder could be sectarian in nature.

1
0
77
August 29

Jamshed Town / Karachi / Sindh

A cleric, identified as Ahmed Nadeem Farooqi, was shot dead inside a mosque on Jamshed Road within the limits of Jamshed Quarter Police Station in Jamshed Town.

1
0
78
August 31

Landhi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A homeopathic doctor, identified as Dr Syed Tahir Hussain, was shot dead in Khurramabad area of Landhi Town in Karachi District, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police said that Tahir belonged to Ahmadi community.

1
0
79
August 31

Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A trustee of Salman-e-Farsi Imambargah, identified as Bostaan Ali, was shot dead at Turi Bangash Colony in Orangi Town.

1
0
80
September 3

Jauhar Complex / University Road / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi

A Shia driver at National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), identified as Zaheer Hussain (45), was shot dead near Jauhar Complex on University Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town of Gulshan Town of Karachi.

1
0
81
September 10

Tayyaba Bakery / UP Morr / New Karachi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two people belonging to Bohra community, identified as Mustansar Al (38) and his son Mustunisa (8), were shot dead in a targeted sectarian attack near Tayyaba Bakery at UP Morr in New Karachi Town of Karachi.

2
0
82
September 10

Gol Market / Nazimabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia scholar, identified as Syed Raza Rizvi (45), was shot dead in a sectarian attack outside his house in Gol Market area of Nazimabad Town in Karachi.

1
0
83
September 15

Super Highway / Sacchal PS / Karachi / Sindh

A man belonging to the Shia community, identified as Badar Ali, was shot dead at Super Highway within the precincts of Sacchal Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
84
September 19

Majeed Colony / Landhi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Three Shia people were killed and 12 others were injured when unidentified militants hurled hand grenades at an Imambargah (Shia place of congregation) in Majeed Colony of Landhi Town in Karachi of Sindh.

3
12
85
September 26 Metroville / Mominabad PS / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Haider Raza, was shot dead within the jurisdiction of Mominabad Police Station in the Metroville area of Orangi Town of Karachi.

1
0
86
September 30

Power House Chowrangi / New Karachi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two people, including a Shia property deader, identified as Hassan Ali, and his driver Majeed Rehman, were shot dead in a sectarian attack near Power House Chowrangi in New Karachi Town of Sindh.

2
0
87
October 7 Ath Chowk / Lyari Town / Karachi / Sindh

A man was killed in a sectarian target killing at Ath Chowk in Lyari Town of Karachi in Sindh. According to Police, the killing was of a sectarian nature.

1
0
88
October 13 Chaba Gali / Jodia Bazaar / Saddar Town / Karachi / Sindh

A trader belonging to the Bohra community, identified as Uzeefa (30), was shot dead and his nephew, Muhammad Dani (12), was injured in a sectarian attack at a shop in the Chaba Gali area of Jodia Bazaar in Saddar Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
1
89
October 15

Gulberg / Karachi / Sindh

A local leader of ASWJ, Abdul Hameed (42), the front organisation of SSP, was shot dead in Gulberg area of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
90
October 24

Ittehad Town / Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Ali Raza (32), succumbed to his injuries during medical treatment. Raza was injured in a firing incident in Ittehad Town area of Baldia Town on October 21, 2013.

1
0
91
October 26

Quetta-Taftan Highway / Mastung / Balochistan

At least two soldiers were killed when car bomb hit a FC van escorting a bus of Shia pilgrims in Dringarh area on the main Quetta-Taftan Highway of Mastung District. Frontier Corps and Balochistan Levies convoys were escorting five passenger buses of Shia pilgrims on the highway when they found a suspected car parked on the road.

2
0
92
November 1

Mach / Bolan / Balochistan

Unidentified militants shot dead at least six Hazara Shia coal miners and injured another in a sectarian attack in Mach town of Bolan District in Balochistan.

6
0
93
November 1

Mominabad PS / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A man belonging to the Ahmadi community, identified as Bashir Ahmed (50), was killed while four others were injured in a sectarian attack within the jurisdiction of Mominabad Police Station in Orangi Town of Karachi.

1
4
94
November 4

FC Area / Liaquatabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two people, including a tailor from the Shia community, identified as Nadeem Raza, was shot dead along with his friend, Shoaib, while three others were injured in an attack in the FC Area of Liaquatabad Town of Karachi.

2
3
95
November 4

Garam Chashma / Manghopir / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

A medical technician at the Leprosy Hospital, identified as Sher Ali, was shot dead in a sectarian attack in the Garam Chashma area of Manghopir in Gadap Town of Karachi.

1
0
96
November 4

Liberty Chowk / Tariq Road / Jamshed Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia doctor, identified as Doctor Naseem Abbas, was shot dead near Liberty Chowk on Tariq Road in the Jamshed Town of Karachi.

1
0
97
November 4

Gulshan-e-Iqbal / Gulshan Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Muhammad Shan, was shot dead in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Gulshan Town in Karachi.

1
0
98
November 5

Akhtar Colony / Mehmoodabad / Karachi

Two cadres belonging to ASWJ, identified as Mufti Tariq Shah (30), and Yar Muhammad (34), were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Akhtar Colony of Mehmoodabad.

2
0
99
November 5

Defence Phase 1 / Gold Mark Mall / Karachi

An activist of ASWJ, identified as Muhammad Jan (24), was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Defence Phase 1 near Gold Mark Mall.

1
0
100
November 5

Driving License Branch / Korangi Town / Karachi

A cadre of the ASWJ, identified as Muhammad Riaz (32), and a party supporter, identified as Muhammad Ramzan, were shot dead near the Driving License Branch Korangi Town.

2
0
101
November 5

Ali Mosque / Karachi

A supporter of ASWJ was shot dead near Ali Mosque.

1
0
102
November 5

Korangi Town / Karachi

A van driver and an ASWJ cadre, identified as Abdur Razzaq, in Korangi Town. A passerby, identified as Noor Hashim, was also injured in the attack.

1
1
103
November 5

Quaid mausoleum / Numaish / Karachi

A student of Jamia Binoria seminary, identified as Zia-ur-Rehman, was shot dead outside the Quaid mausoleum near Numaish.

1
0
104
November 5

Mazar-e-Quaid / Karachi

A student of the Jamia Binoria seminary, identified as Misbahullah (25), had been shot and injured near Mazar-e-Quaid by two unidentified assailants.

0
1
105
November 6

Malir / Khokhrapar PS / Malir Town / Karachi / Sindh

An elderly man belonging to Shia community was killed in a firing incident in Malir locality within the limits of Khokhrapar Police Station in Malir Town.

1
0
106
November 9

Gujranwala town / Gujranwala Punjab

Unidentified gunmen opened fire as Muhammad Yousuf, the prayer leader of the Qasr-i-Abu Talib Imambargah in Mominpura area, had just finished leading Fajr prayers. Yousuf and another person present at the mosque died on the spot. A short while later, gunmen entered the Qasr-i-Zainabiya Imambargah in Shahrukh Colony located a short distance from the first mosque and opened indiscriminate firing, killing worshiper Syed Javed on the spot.

3
0
107
November 15

Fawara Chowk / Rawalpindi / Punjab

At least 10 persons were killed and over 78 injured after sectarian clashes erupted at a 10th of Muharram (the mourning period observed by the Shias, commemorating the tragedy of Karbala) procession near Fawara Chowk in Rawalpindi of Punjab.

10
78
108 November 19 Gujrat town / Gujrat / Punjab

LeJ militants killed a senior Shia university director, Syed Shabir Hussain Shah, along with his driver in an apparent sectarian attack in Gujrat town of same District.

2
0
109 November 22 Baraf Khana Chowk / Rawalpindi / Punjab

A Shia man, identified as Razzaq Ali, was shot dead by two unidentified armed assailants at a grocery shop in front of Imambargah Qasr-e-Abbas near Baraf Khana Chowk in Rawalpindi District.

1
0
110 November 22 Gulberg Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least seven people were killed and 40 others were injured in twin suicide blasts near a roadside tea stall in Shia dominated Ancholi area of Gulberg Town in Karachi.

9
40
111 November 24 Quetta / Balochistan

A Hazara Shia man, identified as Arif Hussain, was shot dead in a targeted sectarian attack on Kirani Road in Quetta.

1
0
112 November 25 Karachi / Sindh

Two people, including a Shia man, identified as Munir Hussain (43), and his wife, Razia Hussain (40), were killed near Sanobar Cottage within the jurisdiction of New Karachi Police Station in North Karachi area of North Nazimabad Town in Karachi.

2
0
113 November 28 Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ASWJ, identified as Muhammad Shabbir (40), was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Mehmoodabad area of Jamshed Town in Karachi.

1
0
114 November 29 Karachi / Sindh

A student of the University of Karachi, identified as Shadab Hussain (27) was shot dead near Maskan Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Gulshan Town in Karachi.

1
0
115 December 1 Karachi / Sindh

Two brothers belonging to the Shia community, identified as Mudabar Raza (35) and Haider Raza (33), were shot dead in a sectarian attack on the New M.A Jinnah Road in Jamshed Town of Karachi.

2
0
116 December 3 Karachi / Sindh

Two persons, including a cadre of ASWJ identified as Mufti Ahmed and Dr Usman, were shot dead when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a clinic in Federal B Area of Gulberg Town in Karachi.

2
0
117 December 3 Karachi / Sindh

Three members of the Tablighi Jama'at were shot dead and two others were injured in a targeted attacked in North Nazimabad.

3
2
118 December 6 Karachi / Sindh

At least three ASWJ cadres, identified as two brothers Talib Ahmed and Kashif Ahmed, and third identified as Shahid, were killed and one injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire at an eatery near Maskan chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Gulshan Town in Karachi.

3
1
119 December 6 Lahore / Punjab

The provincial head of ASWJ, identified as Maulana Shamsur Rehman Muawiya, was shot dead in an incident of target killing on Ravi Road in Lahore District.

1
0
120 December 8 Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Syed Iftikhar Abbas Rizvi (42), was shot dead near Babulilm Imambargah in Five Star Chowrangi within the remits of Hyderi Police Station in North Nazimabad Town of Karachi.

1
0
121 December 11 Karachi / Sindh

An ASWJ prayer leader of the Shah Faisal Masjid, identified as Qari Mohammad Usman (40), was shot dead near Disco Bakery in Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the precincts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Police Station in Gulshan Town.

1
0
122 December 15 Lahore / Punjab

A Shia leader associated with TNFJ Nasir Abbas was shot dead near FC College in Lahore.

1
0
123 December 17 Rawalpindi / Punjab

Four persons, including a SI, were killed while 13 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a sectarian attack outside an Imambargah in Gracy Line area near airport in Rawalpindi District.

5
13
124 December 18 Karachi / Sindh

A woman, identified Nasreen (45), was killed and her daughter-in-law, Azra, was injured when a low-intensity explosion took place near Imambargah on Khalid Bin Waleed Road in Ferozabad area of Jamshed Town in Karachi.

1
1
125 December 24 Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Four IED blasts killed four people including two teenagers and injured 23 others on Chehlum procession in Orangi Town of Karachi.

4
23
126 December 28 Gulshan Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least two people were killed and another one was injured when unidentified militants opened fire at the vehicle of MWM Shia leader Mirza Yousuf in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan Town.

2
1
127 December 29 Gulshan Town / Karachi / Sindh

Three Shia MWM activists, identified as Safdar Abbas and Abdul Aleem, and Syed Ali Shah, were shot dead, while a female companion, Sakeena, sustained injuries when unidentified armed assailants opened fire targeting their cab while they were returning after filing their nomination papers at the ECO on Dalmia Road in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan Town.

3
1
128 December 30 Rawalpindi / Punjab

Two Police Officers were killed and another injured in a firing incident outside an Imambargah in Race Course area of Rawalpindi District. The officers were deployed for the security of the Imambargah.

2
1
Total*
525
914

Year 2012

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
13
40
27
February
6
63
51
March
7
14
38
April
15
47
60
May
13
20
19
June
6
37
85
July
6
20
2
August
15
53
21
September
16
45
90
October
22
35
10
November
42
92
121
December
12
41
53
TOTAL
173
507
577

Sectarian Violence in Pakistan 2012

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 5

Nawan Killi / Quetta

One ASI, Ghulam Raza Bangash, was shot dead by unidentified militants in Nawan Killi area of Quetta. It is believed to be a sectarian attack.

1
0
2
January 7

Surjani Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Syed Qalb-e-Abbas Rizvi, who was also the member of MQM Elders Committee succumbed to his injuries. Surjani Police said that the victim had been shot and injured on January 7 by unidentified armed assailants while at a general store in Surjani Town.

1
0
3
January 15

Khanpur / Rahim Yar Khan / Punjab

At least 18 people, belonging to the Shia sect, were killed while 30 others were wounded when a bomb exploded near a procession marking Arbain or the chehlum (40th day) of Hazrat Imam Hussain's martyrdom in Khanpur city of Rahim Yar Khan District.

21
27
4
January 15

Jam colony Imambargah / Quetta

In a sectarian killing incident, a security guard, identified as Musa Khan, was shot dead by unidentified armed militants in Jam colony Imambargah in Quetta.

1
0
5
January 24

Pan Mandi Jodia Bazaar / Risala PS / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified assailants shot dead two cadres, identified as Muhammad Ali alias Mama, (33), and Muhammad Nauman, (22), belonging to ASWJ, near Pan Mandi Jodia Bazaar within the precincts of Risala Police Station in Karachi. The Police claimed that it was a sectarian killing.

2
0
6
January 25

AG Office / Quetta / Balochistan

An Inspector of the FIA, Walayat Hussain, Quetta television artiste Abid Hussain Nazish and Mohammad Anwar Hussain, an accounts officer at the Balochistan Accountant General's Office, were shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in a sectarian attack in Quetta.

3
0
7
January 25

Maulana Din Muhammad Wafai Road / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified assailants shot dead three members of the Shia Lawyers' Forum on Maulana Din Muhammad Wafai Road of Karachi in Sindh.

3
0
8
January 28

Gulberg / Karachi / Sindh

A former trustee of Aal-Aba Imambargah, identified as Jaffar Mohsin Rizvi (60), was shot dead in the Gulberg area of Karachi.

1
0
9
January 28

Grid Road / Dera Ismail Khan / KP

A Policeman, identified as Jehangir, was killed when heavily armed militants fired at him on Grid Road, in Dera Ismail Khan District. One of the suspected militants was killed in retaliation. DIG Syed Imtiaz said that the incident was a "sectarian violence."

2
0
10
January 29

Usmanabad / Garden PS / Karachi / Sindh

Two activists of ST, identified as Sohail Ahmed and Saleem Qadri, were shot dead in an incident of sectarian killing near their party's office in Usmanabad area within the precincts of Garden Police Station in Karachi.

2
0
11
January 30

Ancholi / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Syed Taseer Abbas Zaidi (24), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Ancholi area of Karachi.

1
0
12
January 31

Malir railway crossing / Saudabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

Doctor Ashfaq Ahmed Qazi was shot dead in a sectarian attack near Malir railway crossing within the precinct of Saudabad Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
13
January 31

Mughal Hazara Goth / Karachi / Sindh

Naeem Abbas (25) was standing in Mughal Hazara Goth of Karachi when unidentified militants opened fire on him, injuring him seriously. Police said that the victim belonged to the Shia community.

1
0
14
February 1

Bypass road / Hangu / KP

A prominent member of Sunni Supreme Council and secretary general of a welfare organisation, Khalid, was killed by unidentified militants on the bypass road in Hangu District.

1
0
15

February 6

Mansehra town / Manshera District / KP

A man was shot dead and 14 others were injured as two rival sectarian groups clashed during Eid Miladun Nabi (celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad) in Mansehra town of Manshera District of KP.

1
14
16

February 6

Kalar Abadi / Gujranwala / Punjab

Seven persons were injured in firing between two groups during an Eid Milad-un-Nabi procession organised in Kalar Abadi area of Gujranwala District.

0
7
17

February 7

Surjani Town / Karachi / Sindh

A local leader of the ASWJ, identified as Qari Asghar, was shot dead in the Surjani Town Police limits of Karachi in Sindh.

2
6
18
February 17

Kurmi bazaar / Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 40 Shias were reportedly killed while 24 others injured, after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives just near the targeted mosque in the Kurmi bazaar of Parachinar, the main town of Kurram Agency in FATA.

41
24
19
February 28

Harban Nullah / Kohistan / KP

Armed militants dressed in military uniforms killed at least 18 Shias, all men, from Gilgit-Baltistan, on the Karakoram Highway in Kohistan District while they were returning in a convoy from a pilgrimage in Iran.

18
0
20
March 12

Sadda / Kurram Agency / FATA

Two people were killed and 20 others injured when a bomb ripped through a bus near Sadda town in Kurram Agency. One official requesting anonymity said the victims were from the Shia community.

2
20
21
March 19

Shahu Square / Mohallah Sangerh / Hangu / KP

Unidentified motorcycle borne assailants shot dead one Zakir Ali, chief of Shia Peace Committee, at Shahu Square in Mohallah Sangerh of Hangu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

1
0
22
March 24

Tambo / Kohlu / Balochistan

At least three devotees, including a tribal leader, were killed and nine others, including women and children, sustained injuries when their vehicle, owned by local tribal leader Muhammad Nawaz, was attacked by a group of unidentified militants in Tambo tehsil of Kohlu District.

3
9
23
March 24

Kasi Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A religious scholar, identified as Qari Abdul Basit, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Kasi Road area of the Quetta.

1
0
24
March 24

Malir City / Karachi / Sindh

Former President of Malir Bar Association Salahuddin Jaffery (64), and his son, identified as Ali Raza Jaffery (35), were shot dead in the fresh spate of sectarian target killing within the jurisdiction of Malir City Police Station in Karachi.

2
0
25
March 28

Dasht / Mastung / Balochistan

Two people, identified as Jawad Ahmed and Khadem Hussain, belonging to the Hazara community, were injured when the car they were riding was attacked by unidentified assailants in a suspected incidents of sectarian violence near Dasht area in Mastung District.

0
2
26
March 29

Spiny Road / Quetta / Balochistan

At least five Hazaras were killed and seven others injured when unidentified militants opened fire on their car on Spiny Road in Quetta in a suspected sectarian attack.

5
7
27
April 3

Gilgit city / Gilgit-Baltistan

As many as 20 people lost their lives and another 55 were injured in a fresh wave of sectarian violence across Gilgit-Baltistan, which erupted after clashes between ASWJ and Police in which five persons were killed in Gilgit city.

20
55
28
April 3

Mecongi Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two persons, Akbar Ali and Ali Raza, were shot dead by unidentified assailants in an incident of sectarian violence on Mecongi Road of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

2
0
29
April 6

Sector L-1 / Maymarabad Mosque / Surjani Town / Karachi / Sindh

A seminary teacher, Naeem Sheikh (55), was also shot dead in an act of "sectarian" killing in Sector L-1 near the Maymarabad Mosque in Surjani Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
30
April 6

Saryab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Maulana Mohammad Qasim Sasoli, a prayer leader belonging to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Noorani group), was shot dead on Saryab Road of Quetta.

1
0
31
April 7

Akbar Baloch Goth / Steel Town / Karachi / Sindh

A prayer leader, Arif Ejaz Khan, was shot dead outside a mosque situated in Akbar Baloch Goth in Steel Town of Karachi in a drive-by shooting.

1
0
32
April 7

Ghazi Town of Karachi / Sindh

A seminary student, Mohammad Daud (17) was shot dead in Ghazi Town of Karachi.

1
0
33
April 7

Lasbela Road / Karachi / Sindh

Sarwar Bahadur, a leader of the ASWJ, formerly known as banned SSP, was injured when armed militants shot at him on Lasbela Road of Karachi.

0
1
34
April 9

Prince Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Six Shia persons belonging to the Hazara community were killed and three others were injured when armed militants opened fire at a cobblers shop on Prince Road in Quetta.

6
3
35
April 12

Shahrah-e-Iqbal / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militants opened fire on a tea store on Shahrah-e-Iqbal area of Quetta, killing a man on the spot and injuring the owner of the store identified as Sakhi Dad.

1
0
36
April 12

Archer Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Armed assailants attacked another shop on Archer Road of Quetta, killing two people belonging to the Hazara community, Nor Ali and Nor Ahmed on the spot.

2
0
37
April 13

Sattar Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Targeted killings in Quetta continued as another member of the Hazara community, identified as Mohammad Ali Hazara, was shot dead by unidentified armed militants while he was sitting outside a shop on Abdul Sattar Road after Friday prayers.

1
0
38
April 14

Killi Ibrahim Zai / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified assailants opened fire on a taxi, killing six Shia persons of Hazara community on Brewery Road in Killi Ibrahim Zai area of Quetta. Later, they shot and killed another two Shias in a rickshaw in the same area.

8
0
39
April 15

Quivery Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified armed militants opened fire on a tyre shop on Quivery Road in Quetta killing one Hazara, identified as Salam Ali.

1
0
40
April 21

Brewery Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two Shia Hazaras, Baban Ali and Hussain Ali, were killed on Brewery Road of Quetta in Balochistan in a spate of sectarian killing.

2
0
41
April 22

McCongy Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A man, identified as Sajjad Ali, belonging to the Hazara community was shot at and injured on McCongy Road in Quetta in a sectarian attack.

0
1
42
May 6

Arawali Sakhi Ahmed Shah / Kurram Agency / FATA

Nine Shias, including four women, sustained injuries when unidentified militants ambushed a passenger van at Arawali Sakhi Ahmed Shah village in Lower Kurram Agency.

0
9
43
May 6

Dasht / Mastung / Balochistan

Unidentified armed militants shot dead a Hazara man, identified as Muhammad Ali, in Dasht area of Mastung District.

1
0
44
May 8

Chamcha Hotel / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man and an activist of MQM, identified as Mirza Sarfaraz (38), was shot dead by two unidentified armed assailants near Chamcha Hotel in Orangi Town within the limits of Orangi Town Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
45
May 10

Site B Police Station / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, Syed Zain Hassan (24), was shot dead at Labour Square, Site within the jurisdiction of Site B Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
46
May 13

Rangoonwala Hall / Dhoraji / Karachi / Sindh

Four unidentified armed assailants attacked prominent Deobandi religious leader and scholar Maulana Aslam Sheikhupuri's car in a sectarian target killing near the Rangoonwala Hall in Dhoraji area killing him and his driver.

2
2
47
May 13

Bhutto Nagar / Karachi / Sindh

Two dead bodies of Hazara men, identified as Bahadur Khan (36) and Shay Shah Faisal, were found in Bhutto Nagar area.

2
0
48
May 15

Inquiry Office / Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Syed Mehdi Raza (32), was killed in a targeted sectarian attack near the Inquiry Office in Nazimabad area while he was going to offer prayers at Jamia Imamia Imambargah.

1
0
49
May 15

Regional passport office / Joint Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two brothers belonging to Hazara community, identified as Muhammad Tahir and Muhammad Qadir, were shot dead in front of the regional passport office on Joint Road in Quetta.

2
0
50
May 17

Sardar Karez / Quetta / Balochistan

Two Police constables, Ghulam Murtaza and Sanaullah, belonging to Shia sect, were shot dead and another two, ASI Muhammad Hussain and Constable Deen Muhammad, were injured in a targeted sectarian attack in the Sardar Karez area of Eastern Bypass in Quetta.

2
2
51
May 24

Killi Chakar / Sariab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A member of the Shia Hazara community, identified as Amir Muhammad, was killed in Killi Chakar area of Sariab Road in Quetta.

1
0
52
May 28

Charkhel / Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

Three Shias were killed and another six injured when unidentified militants ambushed a Peshawar-bound bus in Charkhel village of Parachinar in Kurram Agency.

3
6
53
May 30

Hariana Colony / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two Shias, identified as Syed Mehdi Raza (35) and Ahmer Raza (22), were killed in a sectarian target killing in the Hariana Colony of Orangi Town in Karachi of Sindh.

3
0
54
May 30

Joint Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A man belonging to Hazara community, identified as Ali Muhammad, was shot dead near a roadside hotel on Joint Road in Quetta in a sectarian attack.

1
0
55
June 2

Sariab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militants killed a person of the Hazara community, Muhammad Ali, and another injured near a bus stop on Sariab Road in Quetta.

1
0
56
June 3

Essa Khan Road / Quetta / Balochistan

At least six persons, including four Shias and a policeman, were killed and another Policeman injured when a group of unidentified assailants attacked a welding shop on Essa Khan Road in Quetta of Balochistan.

6
1
57
June 7

Ayesha Manzil / Azizabad PS / Karachi

One Adnan (26) was killed in an act of sectarian killing at Ayesha Manzil in the limits of Azizabad Police Station in Karachi while he was going to Madni Mosque with his friend Tahir.

1
0
58
June 11

Dringarh / Mastung / Balochistan

At least six people were killed and over two dozen people were injured when a remote-controlled bomb hidden in a motorcycle exploded near a bus in the Dringarh area of Mastung District in a suspected sectarian attack.

6
24
59
June 18

Jinnah Town / Quetta / Balochistan

At least five students and one professor were killed, while around 30 were injured when a powerful blast occurred near an IT University located in Jinnah Town of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. LeJ claimed the responsibility for the attack. The bus was carrying Shia students.

7
30
60
June 28

Hazar Ganji / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 15 persons, including two policemen and a woman, were killed and 30 others, including women and children, sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a bus of pilgrims coming from Iran, at Hazar Ganji area of Quetta.

16
30
61
July 4 Kuchlak / Quetta / Balochistan

At least three persons, including a local government assistant director, were shot dead in a sectarian attack in Kuchlak, some 25 kilometres from the provincial capital of Balochistan, Quetta.

3
0
62
July 6 Musa Colony / Sariab / Quetta

A religious scholar, Maulvi Abdul Qasim, hailing from Sunni school of thought was shot dead in Musa Colony in Sariab locality in Quetta in a suspected incident of sectarian killing.

1
0
63
July 11

Mian Gundi / Quetta / Balochistan

Two bodies, including that of an Imambargah leader, were recovered in Mian Gundi area, an outskirt of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. A slip was found from one of the body in which LeJ claimed the responsibility of the killings.

2
0
64
July 18

Spai / Orakzai Agency / FATA

At least 12 Shiite Muslims were killed when a roadside bomb hit their minibus at Spai village in the Orakzai Agency of FATA.

12
0
65
July 24

Shahwakshah Road / Quetta / Balochistan

One militant was killed in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. Two unidentified armed militants opened fire on the Deputy Director of Schools, Abrar Hussain, belonging to the Shia Hazara community, injuring him and his colleague on Shahwakshah Road, but despite having been hit by three bullets, the officer retaliated and hit one of them with his car, killing one militant on the spot.

1
2
66
July 28

Quarry Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militant opened fire on a veterinary store at Quarry Road in Quetta and killed a veterinary doctor identified as Dr Noor Ali, belonging to the Hazara community.

1
0
67
August 4

Killi Karak area / Mastung District

Unidentified assailants killed a prayer leader of Killi Bacha Jama Mosque, Abdul Hakeem, at Killi Karak area of Mastung District in Balochistan.

1
0
68
August 13 Saro Wano / Bajaur Agency / FATA

A member of a Tablighi Jamaat was killed and another injured when unidentified assailants attacked them inside a mosque in the border area of Saro Wano in Bajaur Agency of FATA.

1
1
69
August 16 Lulusar / Manshera / KP Militants forced passengers to step out of three buses in the Lulusar area of Manshera District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and shot dead 25 of them in an apparent sectarian attack.
25
0
70
August 16 Arbab Karam Khan Road / Sariab / Quetta / Balochistan

As many as three Shias were shot dead on Arbab Karam Khan Road in the Sariab Police Station area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

3
0
71
August 17 Safari Park / University Road / Karachi / Sindh

Two persons lost their lives and 18 others sustained injuries after a roadside bomb went off when participants were on their way to Youm-e-Quds rally near Safari Park on University Road in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

2
18
72
August 17 Petal Wali Gali / Gulbahar PS / Karachi / Sindh

A young man Abbas Raza, son of Aqeel Raza, belonging to the Shia sect was gunned down in a targeted killing incident in Petal Wali Gali within Gulbahar Police limits of Karachi.

1
0
73
August 18 Taqwa Mosque / Gulberg / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified men barged into Taqwa Mosque in Gulberg area of Karachi and shot injured two members Qari Asif and Qari Shakirullah of the mosque committee who succumbed to their injuries later.

2
0
74
August 18 Sector 5C-4 / North Karachi / Karachi / Sindh

Three Deobandi were shot dead in Sector 5C-4 of North Karachi. Police said Maulana Muhammad Yahya, Faizan Ilyas and Mujahid Aleem were sitting outside their house when gunmen, riding motorcycles, opened fire on them.

3
0
75
August 18 Disco Mor / North Karachi / Karachi / Sindh

Armed motorcyclists opened fire at a teashop in Disco Mor of North Karachi, killing five Deobandi. Police said the victims were identified as Hafiz Syed Sharjeel Ali, Noor Rasheed, Zahoor Ahmed, Shaukat and Atif Ali.

5
0
76
August18 Gulberg / Samanabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

A Deobandi, identified as Qari Ahsan, was also gunned down in Gulberg in the limits of Samanabad Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
77
August 18 Baitul Mukaram Mosque / Aziz Bhatti PS / Karachi / Sindh

A man from the Deoband school of thought was killed near Baitul Mukaram Mosque, in the vicinity of Aziz Bhatti Police Station, in Karachi. Identity of the deceased could not be ascertained until the filing of this report.

1
0
78
August 25 Rizvia Society / Rizvia PS / Karachi

A Shia man, identified as Syed Faraz (25), affiliated with MWM was killed at Rizvia Society within the limits of Rizvia Police Station. Police suspected that he was killed over sectarian bias.

1
0
79
August 25 Baldia Town / Baldia PS / Karachi

A Policeman belonging to the Shia community, identified as Gohar Abbas (48), was shot dead in Baldia Town within the jurisdiction of Balida Police Station.

1
0
80
August 27 Killi Mubarak area / Spiny Road / Quetta

Three men, identified as Habibullah, Muhammad Ali and Mustafa, belonging to Hazara community were shot dead and two others, including a two-year-old child passing by, sustained critical injuries in a sectarian attack at Killi Mubarak Chowk on Spiny Road in Quetta.

3
2
81
August 30 Munir Mengal Road / Quetta

Three people, including a Session Judge, identified as Zulfiqar Naqvi, his guard and driver were shot dead by unidentified armed militants in a sectarian attack on Munir Mengal Road in Quetta while he was going to his office.

3
0
82
September 1 Sabzi Mandi / Hazar Ganji area / Quetta

Unidentified armed militants ambushed a vehicle carrying five passengers and killed all of them near Sabzi Mandi in Hazar Ganji area of the District.

5
0
83
September 1 Hazar Ganji / Quetta

Two Shias were shot dead by unidentified militants in Hazar Ganji area of Quetta.

2
0
84
September 1 Quetta

Two Shia men were killed and 10 others were injured while protesting against the killing of Shias in Quetta.

2
10
85
September 5 Kinrani Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A dentist, identified as Niamatullah, belonging to Hazara-Shia community was killed when unidentified armed militants opened indiscriminate fire on Shaukat Clinic on Kinrani Road in Quetta. No group has claimed responsibility for the killing.

1
0
86
September 6 Gulistan Colony / Karachi / Sindh

A Government schoolteacher belonging to the Ahmadi community, identified as Abdul Ghaffar (35), was shot dead in Gulistan Colony within the limits of Chakiwara Police Station.

1
0
87
September 10 Kashmir Chowk / Parachinar / Kurram Agency

At least 15 Shias were killed and 40 others injured in a suspected sectarian suicide attack in a crowded Hamid Market in Kashmir Chowk area of Parachinar town, the headquarter of Kurram Agency. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

16
40
88
September 18

Mastung / Balochistan

Three Shia Muslim pilgrims were killed and a dozen wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a passenger bus carrying in Mastung District. Six security personnel who were assigned to provide security to the bus also received injuries.

3
18
89
September 18

North Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

At least seven people belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra community were killed and 22 others injured in twin bomb blasts on a road between two apartment buildings - Qasr-e-Kutbuddin and Burhani Bagh - in Block C of North Nazimabad, commonly called Bohra Compound.

7
22
90
September 22

Mehmoodabad / Karachi / Sindh

The former Ahmadi legislator, Malik Atta (60), was shot dead in Mehmoodabad within the precincts of Baloch Colony Police Station.

1
0
91
September 22

Orangi Town / Karachi

A Shia, identified as Ali Hassan (26), was shot dead in Chishti Nagar within the vicinity of Orangi Town Police.

1
0
92
September 27

Double Road / Quetta

A Shia man, identified as Ghulam Shaki, was shot dead by unidentified armed militants at a shop in Langove Plaza in Double Road area of Quetta. He worked for Geological Survey of Pakistan.

1
0
93
September 27

Goal Masjid / Satellite Town / Quetta

Another Shia man, identified as Gulab Shah, was shot dead at a photocopy shop in Goal Masjid area of Satellite Town in Quetta.

1
0
94
September 27

Ayesha Manzil / Karachi

one Qasim Raza (35) was shot dead near Ayesha Manzil by armed militants wielding automatic weapons

1
0
95
September 27

North Karachi / Karachi

The caretaker of the Wali Hassan Imambargah, Shabeer Hussain (40), was shot dead just outside the Imambargah in North Karachi within the Bilal Colony Police jurisdiction

1
0
96
September 27

Tipu Sultan / Karachi

One ASWJ cadre, Maulana Kaleemullah, was shot dead unidentified assailants in the Tipu Sultan area while he was on his way home.

1
0
97
September 30

Anda Morr / New Karachi / Karachi

A supporter of ASWJ who was barber by profession, identified as Sultan, was shot dead at his shop near Anda Morr in New Karachi.

1
0
98
October 4

Nashter Road / Karachi / Sindh

The bullet-riddled dead body of a trustee of the Imambargah Bara Imam, identified as Qamar Allah Ditta (43), was found from his car on Nashter Road within the precincts of Garden Police Station.

1
0
99
October 5

Landhi / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ST as well as Dawat-e-Islami, identified as Fida Ali (23), was shot dead in Landhi within the limits of Landhi Police Station.

1
0
100
October 7

Musa Colony / Quetta / Balochistan

A Shia man, identified as Muhammad Yaseen, was sprayed with bullets by unidentified militants in Musa Colony in Quetta. "The deceased belonged to the Shia community," Police said.

1
0
101
October 8

Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Qamber Naqvi (30), associated with MWM was shot dead in a sectarian attack at an inquiry office in Nazimabad within the precincts of Rizvia Police Station.

1
0
102
October 8

Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ASWJ died during treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital. Police officials said that the victim was injured in a targeted attack at his shop in Orangi Town on October 5, 2012.

1
0
103
October 12

Durrani / Kurram Agency / FATA

Three Shia students, including a girl who was identified as Nabila, were injured when the vehicle carrying them from Kohat to Parachinar came under attack near Durrani area in Kurram Agency.

0
3
104
October 14

Sattar Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified armed militants shot dead two brothers belonging to Shia community, Mohammad Ismail and Ishaq Islmail, and injured three others in a sectarian attack on Sattar Road in Quetta.

2
3
105 October 15

Mobina Town / Karachi / Sindh

Four cadres of ASWJ were shot dead within the precincts of Mobina Town Police Station near Siddique-e-Akbar mosque in Karachi.

4
0
106 October 15

Gulberg / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ASWJ, identified as Abdul Hannan (29), was shot dead at his shop within the limits of Gulberg Police Station in Gulbahar area.

1
0
107 October 15

Bilal Colony / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ST, identified as Usman Qadri alias Lara, was shot dead at his party office under the jurisdiction of Bilal Colony Police Station in New Karachi area.

1
0
108 October 16

Quetta / Balochistan

Four members of the Hazara community were shot dead in a sectarian attack in the Kabari Market scrap market of Quetta.

4
0
109 October 17

Qasba Colony / Karachi

A Shia man, identified as Ali Raza, was shot dead near Imambargah in Qasba Colony.

1
0
110 October 19

Lahore / Balochistan

Unidentified armed militants shot dead a Senior Lawyer and Shia activist Shakir Ali Rizvi near the Jain Mandir area in Lahore District while he was heading to the Lahore High Court with a colleague.

1
0
111 October 19

Gulistan-e-Jauhar / Karachi / Sindh

Three cadres of ASWJ and students of the Darul Khair Madrassa in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, identified as Qari Mujahid, Qari Azizur Rehman and Abdul Rauf, were shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack on Abul Hasan Ispahani Road, near the SUI Head Office.

3
0
112 October 19

Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

A man belonging to the Ahmadiyya community, identified as Saad, was killed and his father, Farooq, brother, Hamad, and uncle, Nusrat were injured while they were returning home in a car from their worship place in Ghaus Nagar, Baldia Town.

1
3
113 October 22

Khadda Market / Lyari / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia sport reporter of Janbaz Newspaper, identified as Ali Raza, was shot dead within Baghdadi Police remits at Khadda Market in Lyari area of Karachi.

1
0
114 October 24

Landikotal Chowrangi / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ASWJ, identified as Waheed, who was injured in a targeted attack along with his brother Isamil on October 23, 2012 near Landikotal Chowrangi succumbed to his injuries.

1
0
115 October 24

Bandhani Colony / Karachi / Sindh

Two cadres of the ASWJ, Shafiq and Zubair, were shot at and injured in a targeted attack at Bandhani Colony in Karachi.

2
0
116 October 25

FB Area / Karachi / Sindh

At least five cadres of ASWJ were shot dead in a sectarian attack at 'Gulzar-e-Habib' restaurant in FB Area of Karachi.

5
0
117 October 29 Gulbahar / Karachi / Sindh

In a sectarian attack, a man, identified as Mehmood Abbas, was killed and his friend Ejaz was injured in Gulbahar area.

1
1
118 October 29 Kalat Town / Kalat / Balochistan

A prayer leader of Kalat civil hospital mosque, identified as Qari Ziaullah, was shot dead in Kalat Town of Kalat District.

1
0
119 October 31 Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

One Shabbir (54), belonging to Bohra community, was shot dead in Nazimabad area of North Karachi.

1
0
120 November 3 Hyderabad city / Hyderabad / Sindh

Two men belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra community, identified as Shabbir and his cousin Murtaza, were shot dead and another brother Hatim was injured in an incident of target killings near former Rahat cinema in Hyderabad city of Hyderabad District.

2
1
121 November 6

Spiny Road / Quetta / Balochistan

In an incident of target killing three people belonging to Shia Hazara community were killed and two others injured when unidentified militants opened fire at a yellow cab on Spiny Road area in Quetta.

3
2
122 November 6

Risala Road / Hyderabad District / Sindh

At least three more people, belonging to Bohra community, were killed and three others sustained injuries when unidentified militants opened fire at a shop on Risala Road in Hyderabad District.

3
3
123 November 6

Sadar / Brigade PS / Karachi / Sindh

Two men belonging to Shiite community, identified as Allama Agha Aftab Jaffery (42) and Mirza Shahid Ali were shot dead in a sectarian attack near Parking Plaza, Sadar within the precincts of Brigade Police Station in Karachi.

2
0
124 November 6

Liaquatabad / Karachi / Sindh

Two participants of Allama Jaffery's funeral procession, identified as Ali Hassan and Qasim Ali, were killed and five others, were wounded in firing by Rangers in Liaquatabad Town

2
5
125 November 6

Bahadurabad Chowrangi / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of ST, identified as Syed Mumtaz (40), was shot dead in a targeted attack at his cosmetic shop at Al-Madina market near Bahadurabad Chowrangi within the limits of New Town Police Station.

1
0
126 November 7

Liaquatabad / Karachi

Three Shia men, identified as Faraz Haider, Qasim Ali and Waseem Ali were killed in a sectarian attack in Liaqutabad area of Karachi.

3
0
127 November 7

Baldia / SITE B / Karachi / Sindh

A man belonging to Shiite community, identified as Shaban Ali (40), was shot dead at Haroonabad, Baldia area within the precincts of SITE B Police Station.

1
0
128 November 7

North Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

One Sajjad Hussain Rizvi was killed while Jawwad Hussain Rizvi received injuries when unidentified militants opened fire on them at KDA Chowrangi, North Nazimabad within the vicinity of North Nazimabad Police Station.

1
1
129 November 8

Pirabad / Karachi / Sindh

Two men belonging to Shiite sect were shot dead at Orangi Town within the precincts of Pirabad Police Station

2
0
130 November 9

Arbab Khan Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A Hazara Shia, identified as Ghulam Raza, was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in a sectarian targeted killing on Arbab Karam Khan Road in Quetta.

1
0
131 November 10

Mezan Chowk / Quetta / Balochistan

Three people from the Hazara community were killed and one injured in an incident of target killing while they were on their way home from Mezan Chowk in Quetta.

3
1
132 November 10

North Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre belonging to ASWJ was shot dead in North Nazimabad. According to Police, Irfan was on his way when two armed bikers shot him and escaped, killing him on the spot.

1
0
133 November 10

Gulshan-e-Iqbal area / Karachi / Sindh

At least six students from the Deoband school of thought were killed and 14 others were injured while they were sitting in a tea shop in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi.

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14
134 November 11

Kuchlak / Quetta / Balochistan

A prayer leader was injured by unidentified militants in Kuchlak area of Quetta.

1
0
135 November 11

Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Three Shias were shot dead and another was injured by unidentified armed assailants near Islam Chowk in Orangi Town in Karachi.

3
0
136 November 11

Soldier Bazaar / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia person was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants within the Soldier Bazaar Police Station.

1
0
137 November 11

Jamshed Quarters / Karachi / Sindh

Another Shia person, identified as Mukhtiar Zaidi, was shot dead in Jamshed Quarters Police Station.

1
0
138 November 11

Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

A prayer leader, identified as Haroon, was killed inside a mosque at Sultanabad in Manghopir area.

1
0
139 November 12

Machh Bazaar / Bolan District

Three persons belonging to the Hazara community were killed, while two others sustained injuries in Machh Bazaar of Bolan District in Balochistan.

3
2
140 November 12

Gulshan-e-Iqbal / Karachi

A member of the clergy affiliated with ASWJ was killed at Disco Bakery, within the precincts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Police Station in Karachi, Sindh.

1
0
141 November 12

North Karachi / Karachi

An cadre of the ASWJ, identified as Muhammad Irfan, was shot dead in Sector 5B-1 of North Karachi within the limits of Khawja Ajmair Nagri Police Station in Karachi, Sindh.

1
0
142 November 14

Nishtar Road / Karachi

A prayer leader who was a supporter of ASWJ, identified as Imran (25), was shot dead at Nishtar Road within the precincts of Jamshed Quarter Police Station in Karachi, Sindh.

1
0
143 November 14

Dhorajee Colony / Karachi

A Deobandi seminary teacher, identified as Maulana Samiullah (33), was shot dead in a sectarian attack while he was going somewhere after offering Asr prayer at Dhorajee Colony within the precincts of Bahadurabad Police Station in Karachi, Sindh.

1
0
144 November 14

Korangi / Karachi

A man affiliated with Tablighi Jama'at, identified as Aslam (28), was killed while he was returning home after work in Korangi area within the limits of Korangi Police Station in Karachi, Sindh.

1
0
145 November 14

Orangi Town / Karachi

A Shia teenage boy, Shaujat Ali Naqvi (18), was shot dead in a suspected a sectarian attack near the Toori Bangash Police kiosk at Raja Taveer Colony in Orangi Town of Karachi, the capital of Sindh.

1
0
146 November 15

Mengalaband / Quetta

Two Hazara Shias, identified as Zakir and Ibrahim, were injured when militants opened fire on them at Western Bypass near Mengalabad area in Quetta, Balochistan.

0
2
147 November 16

Kirani Road / Quetta

A Hazara Shia, identified as Jalil, was killed in a sectarian attack on Kirani road in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

1
0
148 November 16

Hazarganj / Quetta

A Hazara Shia was injured in a target attack in Hazargangi area of Quetta while he was going home from the vegetable market.

0
1
149 November 18

Abbas Town / Karachi

At least three persons, identified as Azhar Ali, Irfan Lai and Anwer, were killed and 12 others were injured when a five-kilogramme IED planted on a motorbike, exploded near an Imambargah Mustafa in Abbas Town, within the Mobina Town Police Station in Karachi, Sindh.

3
12
150 November 21

Rawalpindi / Punjab

At least 20 mourners, including two minors, were killed and more than 30, including three Police personnel and five children, were wounded in a suicide blast at a mourning procession taken out from the Imambargah Qasar-e-Shabbir in Dhok Syedan area on Misrial Road in Rawalpindi District.

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151 November 21

Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least three persons, including a suicide bomber, were killed and 11 others were injured in two bomb blasts near the Haider-e-Karrar Imambargah in Orangi Town area within Peerabad Police Station of Karachi.

3
11
152 November 23

Swat / KP

A prayer leader of a local mosque, identified as Maulana Muhammad Hussain, was shot dead in a targeted attack in Khwazakhela area of Swat District.

1
0
153 November 23

Lakki Marwat / KP

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shia gathering worship place in Lakki Marwat town of the same District injuring two Policemen.

1
2
154 November 23

Mardan / KP

A shrine was blown up by militants in the Takhtbhai area of Mardan District. However, no casualties were reported.

0
0
155 November 24

Dera Ismail / KP

Eight persons were killed and 30 others were injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast near a Muharram procession in the Dera Ismail Khan District.

8
30
156 November 25

Khairpur District / Sindh

A person, identified as Noor Mohammad (28), was killed and three others were injured in an attack by armed assailants, outside an Imambargah in Kolab Jeeal town of Khairpur District.

1
3
157 November 28

Quetta / Balochistan

A Hazara Shia, identified as Hussain Ali Hazara, was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants on Circular Road in Quetta. No group claimed responsibility of the incident.

1
0
158 November 28

Gulbahar / Karachi / Sindh

A trustee of a Jamia Imamia Imambargah from Shiite community, identified as Hassan Mohsin (70), was shot dead by two unidentified armed assailants in Nazimabad area within the precincts of Gulbahar Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
159 November 30

Ferozabad / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Nazar Abbas (45), was killed and his daughter was injured by unidentified armed assailants near Jail Chowrangi within the precincts of Ferozabad Police Station

1
1
160 November 30

Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two Shia persons, a father, identified as Ghulam Qadir (63), and his son, identified as Ghulam Abbas (32), were shot dead in Yousuf Goth, Baldia Town, within the limits of Saeedabad Police Station.

2
0
161 November 30

Green Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia person, identified as Riaz Hussain (48) was killed and another identified as Mehdi Shah (40) was injured near an Imambargah in Green Town.

1
0
162 December 4 Airport Road / Askari Park / Quetta / Balochistan

A man, Ashfaq was killed and his brother was injured on Airport Road near Askari Park in Quetta. The victims belonged to the Shia Hazara community.

1
1
163 December 11

Salman Farsi mosque / Toori Bangash Colony / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two persons, Hashmat Ali and Zaheer Hussain, were killed in sectarian attack outside Salman Farsi mosque in Toori Bangash Colony of Orangi Town.

2
0
164 December 17

Shahrah-i-Iqbal / Quetta / Balochistan

The Balochistan Government's public relations Director and two Policemen were shot dead near Shahrah-i-Iqbal area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan in the morning. The LeJ claimed responsibility for the killings.

3
1
165 December 20

Thanvi Masjid / Lines Area / Brigade PS / Karachi / Sindh

The dead body of Ashiq Abbas (45), a Shia community member was found near Thanvi Masjid in Lines Area of Brigade Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
166 December 23

Shah Faisal colony / Shah Faisal colony PS / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia trader, identified as Azmat Ali, was killed inside the area of Shah Faisal Colony within the limits of Shah Faisal colony Police Station.

1
0
167 December 24

Nazimabad No 2 / Karachi / Sindh

Three Shia traders were killed within a couple of minutes in Nazimabad No 2 of Karachi.

3
0
168 December 24

North Karachi / Karachi / Sindh

A Sunni prayer leader was gunned down outside a mosque in North Karachi town of Karachi in sectarian killing.

1
0
169 December 25

Moti Mahal / Gulshan-e-Iqbal / Karachi / Sindh

Information Secretary of the ASWJ, Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi, survived an armed attack at Moti Mahal of Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi in which his driver, a private security guard and four Policemen were killed.

6
0
170 December 25

Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two cadre of ASWJ were killed by unidentified armed assailants in Orangi Town of Karachi.

2
0
171 December 25

Raees Amrohi Colony / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Shahid Hussain (28) was killed in his vegetable stall in Raees Amrohi Colony in Orangi Town of Karachi.

1
0
172 December 25

Gulshan-e-Hadeed / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of the ASWJ was injured in firing by the Law Enforcers in Gulshan-e-Hadeed of Karachi.

0
1
173 December 30

RCD Highway / Dringer / Mastung / Balochistan

A car bomb exploded near a convoy of buses taking Shia pilgrims to Iran, killing 20 persons and injuring 25, on the RCD Highway in the Dringer area in Mastung District of Balochistan.

20
25
Total
507
552

Year 2011

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
2
11
85
February
0
0
0
March
2
24
14
April
1
51
92
May
4
21
42
June
2
4
9
July
4
21
0
August
2
15
28
September
3
32
3
October
1
14
5
November
3
4
11
December
6
6
8
TOTAL
30
203
297


Sectarian Violence in Pakistan 2011

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 13

Moosa Lane / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Anwar Raza, was killed in an incident of sectarian target killing at Moosa Lane of Karachi.

1
0
2

January 25

Ghora Chowk / Urdu Bazaar / Lahore / Punjab

A suicide bomber struck at the Ghora Chowk in the Urdu Bazaar area of Lahore, the Provincial Capital of Punjab, killing at least 10 people, including a woman and three Policemen, and injured at least 85 others.

10
85
3

March 13

Mamo Khwar / Hangu / KP

In a suspected sectarian attack, 11 passengers were killed and another six injured when unidentified militants intercepted a passenger coach in Mamo Khwar area of Hangu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

11
6
4

March 25

Chapari / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 13 passengers were killed and eight injured, while around 33 were abducted by suspected militants in an attack on a convoy of passenger vehicles in the Kurram Agency of FATA. The area where the attack took place is situated five kilometres from the Chapari check-post, inside Kurram Agency.

13
8
5

April 3

Dera Ghazi Khan / Punjab

At least 51 persons were killed and more than 92 injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the shrine of Sufi saint Ahmed Sultan, popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar, in Dera Ghazi Khan District of Punjab.

51
92
6
May 06

Hazara town / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militants today fired rockets on a group of Shia Muslims in Quetta, killing at least eight and injuring 15 others.

8
15
7
May 18

Killi Kamalo / Quetta / Balochistan

At least seven Shia people, including a passerby girl, were killed and six others sustained bullet injuries in an attack near Killi Kamalo area of Quetta.

7
6
8
May 25

Balishkhel / Kurram Agency / FATA

Four persons were killed and 18 others received injuries in the Balishkhel area of Upper Kurram Agency of FATA ahead of ceasefire agreement between the warring tribes of Shia and Sunni sects.

4
18
9
May 29

Spiny Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two Shia Policemen were killed and three other people, including a woman and a Sub-Inspector of the CID were injured in a sectarian attack on Spiny Road in Quetta.

2
3
10
June 2

Orangi Town / Karachi

A Shia activist of the MQM, identified as Sadaqat Hussain, was shot dead in a sectarian attack in Orangi Town of Karachi.

1
0
11
June 22

Akhtarabad / Quetta / Balochistan

Three Shia people were killed and nine others got injured when four armed militants fired at a bus carrying Shia pilgrims to Iran in Akhtarabad area of Quetta.

3
9
12
July 10

Qambrani Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Three persons, belonging to Shia community, were shot dead while coming from Qambrani Road in Quetta.

3
0
13
July 16

Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

Unidentified militants ambushed a bus carrying Sunni Muslims and killed all 10 passengers near Parachinar town of Kurram Agency in FATA

10
0
14
July 28

Pishin / Quetta / Balochistan

A prayer leader of Jamia Albadar mosque, identified as Abdul Karim Mengal, was shot dead by unidentified militants in Pishin area of Quetta.

1
0
15
July 29

Taftan bus terminal / Saryab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

LeJ militants killed at least seven people, including four Shias, waiting to travel to Mashhad in Iran, at Taftan bus terminal on Saryab Road.

7
0
16
August 28

Darya Khan / Bhakkar / Punjab

Unidentified assailants shot dead three youths and injured six others in a suspected sectarian killing at a billiard club in Darya Khan Town of Bhakkar District in Punjab.

3
6
17
August 31

Quetta / Balochistan

A suicide car bomb blast killed at least 11 Shia persons and injured 22 others celebrating Eidul Fitr in Quetta.

12
22
18
September 20

Ganjidori / Mastung District /Balochistan

The LeJ militants shot dead 26 Shia pilgrims travelling to Taftan, a town that shares border with Iran, in Ganjidori area of Mastung District and Quetta city of Balochistan.

26
0
19
September 20

Quetta /Balochistan

Unidentified gunmen killed three Shias on the outskirts of Quetta whom Police said were relatives of victims of the Shia pilgrims, who were killed in Ganjidori area of Mastung District.

3
0
20
September 23

Sibi Road / Sayrab / Quetta / Balochistan

Three people from the Hazara community were killed and three others, including a child, sustained injuries when a passenger van was attacked by unidentified assailants on Sibi Road in Sayrab area of the provincial capital of Balochistan, Quetta.

3
3
21
October 4

Akhtarabad area / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 12 people of Hazara community were killed and seven seriously injured after unknown militants fired indiscriminately at a bus in Akhtarabad area of Quetta in Balochistan. The death toll of the sectarian attack on the Hazara community rose to 14.

14
5
22
November 25

North Nazimabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia man, identified as Ghulam Hussain, was shot dead in a sectarian attack at his shop within the limits of North Nazimabad Police Station of Karachi by unidentified armed assailants.

1
0
23
November 27

Numaish Chowrangi / Karachi

Two SF personnel, identified as Zain-ul-Abideen and Azhar Hussain were shot dead and 11 others wounded when some participants of a protest rally organized by SSP opened indiscriminate fire on Shia camps at Numaish Chowrangi area while returning from Karachi Press Club in Karachi.

2
11
24
November 27

Metro Cinema / Orangi Town / Karachi

A Shia man, identified as Raza, was shot dead near Metro Cinema in the precincts of Orangi Town Police Station.

1
0
25
December 3

Dawood Chowrangi / Quaidabad PS / Karachi

An activist of the ASWJ, formerly known as SSP, was shot dead near Dawood Chowrangi within the precincts of Quaidabad Police Station. The deceased, identified as Mohammad Fayyaz, was going home on a bus when unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on him through bus window, killing him on the spot.

1
0
26
December 3

Chenesar Goth / Tipu Sultan PS / Karachi

A man was shot dead near his house at Chenesar Goth within the limits of Tipu Sultan Police Station. The deceased was identified as Shahid Raza.

1
0
27
December 21

Shah Faisal Colony / Jamia Farooqia / Karachi / Sindh

One person was killed and seven others were injured in sectarian violence during 25th Muharram procession in Shah Faisal Colony near Jamia Farooqia in Karachi.

1
7
28
December 27

Sajjadia Imambargah / Orangi / Mominabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

A man, identified as Nayyar Abbas, belonging to the Shia sect was shot dead near Sajjadia Imambargah in Orangi Town within the limits of Mominabad Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
29
December 27

Gulbahar PS / Karachi / Sindh

A Pesh Imam (present prayer leader) of Lal Masjid, Gulbahar, and caretaker of the seminary, identified as Maulana Abdus Samad Soomro, was shot dead in an act of target killing within the remit of Gulbahar Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
30
December 31

Rashid Minhas Road / Gulshan-e-Iqbal PS / Karachi

A Shia leader of the Pasban-e-Jaffaria, Askari Raza, was killed and his companion, Ali Mehdi, was injured in an assault on Rashid Minhas Road within the limits of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Police Station in Karachi.

1
1
Total
203
297

Year 2010

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
1
1
0
February
2
2
1
March
6
38
117
April
2
70
111
May
8
111
116
June
7
8
0
July
6
77
200
August
4
6
9
September
8
117
446
October
5
27
87
November
1
1
0
December
7
51
84
TOTAL
57
509
1170


Sectarian Violence in Pakistan 2010

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 5

Ferozewala area / Karachi / Sindh

An Ahmadi leader Muhammad Yousaf (70) was shot dead allegedly for seeking Police protection against sectarian zealots in Ferozewala Police Station area of Karachi.

1
0
2

February 22

Yakatoot / Peshawar / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A prominent member of the Shia community was shot dead while his friend sustained injuries when unidentified attackers opened fire on them in Yakatoot area of Peshawar in NWFP.

1
1
3

February 27

Dhaki More / Dera Ismail Khan / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a religious procession in the Dhaki More neighbourhood of Dera Ismail Khan District of NWFP, killing a person and wounding several others.

1
NS
4

March 1

Paharpur / Dera Ismail Khan / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Seven people were killed and 44 others injured in sectarian violence in Dera Ismail Khan area of NWFP.

7
44
5

March 5

Tull / Hangu / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

12, including four women, were killed and 33 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a Parachinar-bound civilian convoy carrying Shia passengers in Tull area of Hangu in NWFP.

12
33
6

March 08

Sariab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A gunman was shot dead by the Police in the Kashmirabad area near Sariab Road in Quetta. According to the Sariab Police sources, the attacker identified as Noorul Haq was firing at the Imambargah when the Police arrived.

1
0
7

March 11

Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

An attempt was also made on Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Nadeem, a leader of the SSP, in which he was injured, while his son lost his life. Maulana Ghafoor Nadeem was shot at on his way to the city courts near Annu Bhai Park in Nazimabad in Karachi.

1
5
8

March 11

Sohrab Goth / Karachi / Sindh

The noted religious leader and chief of the Aalmi Majlis-e-Tahafuza-e-Khatam-e-Naboowat (AMTKN), Mufti Saeed Jalalpuri, was shot dead along with three associates in Karachi.

4
0
9

March 16

Civil hospital / Quetta / Balochistan

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a suspected sectarian attack inside civil hospital in Quetta, killing 11 persons and injuring 35 others. Sources said unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle killed Ashraf Zaidi, the son of the chief of the Shia Conference Balochistan. Hundreds of people, including a local parliamentarian and dozens of journalists, rushed to the hospital where the body was lying. As the crowd gathered at the casualty ward, a suicide bomber blew himself up.

13
35
10

April 17

Kacha Pakka / Kohat / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Two burqa-clad suicide bombers targeted a crowd of IDP waiting to get them registered and receive relief goods at the Kacha Pakka IDP camp on the outskirts of Kohat in NWFP, killing at least 44 and injuring more than 70. The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s Al-Aalmi faction claimed responsibility for the bombings, and cited the presence of Shias at the IDP camp as the reason for the attack.

46
70
11

April 19

Qissa Khawani Bazaar / Peshawar / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

At least 24 people were killed and 41 others injured in twin bombings hours apart at a school and a crowded market in Peshawar, the provincial capital of NWFP. Police suspect the bomber mainly targeted DSP Hussain because he belonged to the Shia sect.

24
41
12

May 10

Mominabad / Karachi / Sindh

A doctor was shot dead in suspected sectarian attack in Karachi of Sindh. The victim, Haider Abbas, was on his way to the AKM Specialist Hospital in Mominabad in his car when two persons on a motorcycle fired at him, killing him on the spot.

1
0
13

May 24

Hub / Lasbela / Balochistan

In suspected sectarian attack, unidentified assailants shot dead the vice principal of a Hub Technical Training Centre on Pircas Road in Hub in Lasbela District.

1
0
14

May 24

Airport Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two persons were killed and 15 others injured in a bomb explosion at the Airport Road in Quetta in Balochistan in a suspected sectarian attack. In a statement issued soon after the blast, the Shia Ulema Council claimed that the main target was renowned Shia scholar Allama Najfi who remained unhurt.

2
15
15

May 28

Model Town and Garhi Shahu / Lahore / Punjab

At least 80 worshippers killed and 92 others injured as seven assailants including three suicide bomber attacked Ahmadiyya place of worship in Model Town and Garhi Shahu areas of Lahore in Punjab.

100
92
16

May 28

Satellite Town / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militants killed four Policemen in Satellite Town area of Quetta in Balochistan. LeJ claimed responsibility for the attack.

4
0
17

May 28

Orangi / Karachi / Sindh

A person belonging to the Shia community was killed and some others were wounded in a clash between two rival sects at Islam Chowk in Orangi Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
NS
18

May 31

Mezan Chowk / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified assailants shot dead a prayer leader and his companion at Taughi Road near Mezan Chowk in Quetta of Balochistan.

2
0
19

May 31

Awami Colony / Karachi / Sindh

Nine persons were injured in a clash in Sector 19 of Awami Colony in Karachi in Sindh.

0
9
20

June 1

Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

A person belonging to Shia community, Asif Raza Rizvi (42), was killed in an alleged sectarian targeted killing near the Inquiry Office at Nazimabad of Karachi City in Sindh.

1
0
21

June 3

Railway Colony / Karachi

A doctor, identified as Hassan Hyder, belonging to the Shia sect was shot dead by unidentified assailants near the Railway Colony of Karachi.

1
0
22

June 5

Gulbahar / Karachi / Sindh

In a suspected sectarian attack, unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle shot dead a SSP cadre, Shehzad (25), in Petal Wali Gali under Gulbahar Police Station area of Karachi in Sindh in the night.

1
0
23

June 9

Karachi / Sindh

A person belonging to the Shia community was shot dead at Karachi in Sindh in the continuing wave of sectarian violence in the city. The victim was identified as Shahzad Raza Rizvi.

1
0
24

June 12

Karachi / Sindh

Two persons were shot dead in two sectarian targeted attacks at Karachi in Sindh and violence continued for the third consecutive day, sparking riots in various parts of the city.

2
0
25

June 14

Mobina Town / Karachi / Sindh

A leader of the SSP was shot dead by two unidentified assailants in the Mobina Town Police limits at Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
26

June 17

Karachi / Sindh

A doctor was shot dead in a sectarian attack in Karachi in Sindh. According to eyewitness accounts, the victim identified as Dr Zahid Hussain was in his car when unidentified assailants opened fire on him and managed to escape from the incident site. He was rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where doctors pronounced him dead.

1
0
27

July 1

Data Gunj Bakhsh / Lahore / Punjab

At least 40 persons were killed and 175 others injured when three suicide attackers blew themselves up inside the shrine of Lahore’s patron saint Syed Ali Hajwairi popularly known as Data Gunj Bakhsh, at about 11 pm (PST) in the night.

44
175
28

July 1

Khokhrapar / Karachi / Sindh

A cadre of the SSP, Qari Noor Muhammad (35), was shot dead in Khokhrapar Police Station area of Karachi. Sources said Qari Noor Muhammad, a Pesh-Imam of a mosque, and his friend Muneer (35), received bullet wounds when four assailants riding on two motorcycles opened fire at them while they were sitting outside the mosque.

1
1
29

July 2

Saryab / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified assailants killed a Shia scholar, Ali Muhammad, in a suspected sectarian attack in Saryab area of Quetta in Balochistan. Ali Muhammad, president of the Kashmirabad Imambargah, was walking in a street close Shahjee chowk when the assailants opened fire at him, killing him on the spot.

1
0
30

July 16

Char Khel / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 18 persons were killed while four others sustained critical injuries as their vehicles were ambushed by unidentified militants in Char Khel locality of Kurram Agency in FATA. A caravan, comprising Shia passenger vehicles, was heading to Peshawar from Para Chanar, a central place in Kurram Agency. The victims are believed to be hailing from Para Chanar, sources said.

18
4
31

July 18

Sargodha / Punjab

Three persons were killed and more than 20 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Imambargah in Sargodha town of Punjab in the evening. The target was Darululoom Muhammadia Imambargah, witnesses said. Tariq Abbas, who was injured in the blast, said when worshippers were coming out after Maghrib prayers, a youth tried to enter the Imambargah compound. When a guard stopped him, the teenage suicide bomber blew himself up.

3
20
32

July 29

Sanghbakht / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 10 persons were killed and their houses set ablaze in sectarian violence in the Sanghbakht village of Kurram Agency. Local residents said that men of the Shia sect carried out the attack.

10
0
33

August 11

Tariq Road / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia person, Zakir Hussain (24), was shot dead by unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle in sectarian attack near the Madni Mosque in the Tariq Road area of Karachi in Sindh.

2
0
34

August 14

Hirabad / Sindh

A woman, Sabra, and a boy, Dilshad, were killed and eight other persons injured in a clash between two sectarian groups in Hirabad town in Sindh in the night.

2
8
35

August 16

Shalimar Park / Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

Khadim Hussain (37), the son of Shia Action Committee chief and MWM central leader Maulana Mirza Yousuf Hussain, was shot dead in a sectarian attack near the Shalimar Park in the Nazimabad locality of Karachi.

1
1
36

August 17

Nishtar Road / Nabi Bux / Karachi / Sindh

A prayer leader Mufti Furqan (50), son of Babu Ansari, belonging to the Deobandi sect, was shot dead by unidentified assailants while he was heading home in Marwari Mohalla on his motorcycle near Sabri Masjid on Nishtar Road under Nabi Bux Police Station in Karachi.

1
0
37

September 1

Karbala Gamay Shah / Data Darbar / Lahore / Punjab

43 persons were killed and another 233 injured in two suicide attacks and one grenade attack on a Shia procession marking Hazrat Ali’s martyrdom in Lahore. LeJ Al-alami claimed responsibility for the three attacks that occurred minutes apart in Bhaati Gate locality of Lahore. The mourning procession was in its last stages and was about to end at Karbala Gamay Shah near Data Darbar, when the terrorists stuck.

43
230
38

September 1

Empress Market / Karachi / Sindh

At least seven persons including a Police constable sustained minor injuries when unidentified assailants in a building near Empress Market of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, opened fire near the main Youm-e-Ali procession at 5:30 pm (PST).

0
7
39

September 2

Pidrak / Turbat / Balochistan

Two civilians were killed and eight others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on a passenger bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Pidrak area near Turbat in Balochistan. According to reports, a passenger bus coming from Sindh was attacked near Pidrak area, a town close to Turbat city.

2
8
40

September 3

Mezan Chowk / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 67 persons were killed while over 200 others were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up amidst participants of a rally held to mark the Al-Quds Day in Mezan Chowk of Quetta.

67
190
41

September 3

Muslimabad / Mardan / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

At least one person was killed, while four others were injured in a suicide attack on a worship place of the Ahmedis in Muslimabad area of Mardan, the main town of Mardan District, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

1
4
42

September 19

Old Golimar Chowrangi / Karachi / Sindh

A person belonging to the Shia community was killed in the Rizvia Police Station area in Karachi, the province capital of Sindh. DSP said the victim, identified as 37-year-old Tanveer Abbas, was at Old Golimar Chowrangi area when two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle shot him dead and managed to escape.

1
0
43 September 27

Gulshan-e-Hadeed / Karachi / Sindh

A person belonging to the Shia community, identified as Zaheer Abbas, was shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack near his house in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area of Karachi.

1
0
44
October 7

Abdullah Shah Ghazi / Clifton / Karachi / Sindh

Nine persons, including two children, were killed and over 65 others sustained injuries when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in the Clifton area of Karachi in Sindh.

12
65
45
October 14

Loy Shelman / Parang Dra / Landikotal / Khyber Agency / FATA

Unidentified militants blew up the shrine of Syed Muhammad Shah at Loy Shelman, near Parang Dra in Landikotal of Khyber Agency in FATA.

0
0
47

October 22

Pishtakhara / Peshawar / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

An IED, detonated through a remote control, killed five persons and injured 22 others inside a mosque in Pishtakhara suburb of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

5
22
48
October 25

Baba Farid Shrine / Pakpattan / Punjab

A bomb explosion at the eastern gate of the Baba Farid Shrine in Pakpattan District of Punjab killed at least six persons, including three women and injuring several others.

6
NS
49
October 28

Quetta / Balochistan

Four Shia persons were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

4
0
50
November 29

Mehmoodabad / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia leader, Nayyar Zaidi (50), the president of Pasban-e-Aza, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in a suspected sectarian attack in Mehmoodabad area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
0
51 December 8

Tirah bazaar / Kohat / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

At least 19 persons were killed and 32 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew up a passenger van at a bus stand in Tirah bazaar when people were returning home in Lower Orakzai Agency from the bazaar.

20
32
52 December 10

Pas Kalay / Hangu / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

At least 17 persons were killed and over 20 others were injured in a suspected sectarian attack when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an under-construction hospital in the in Pas Kalay area of Hangu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

18
20
53

December 14

Badbher / Peshawar / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Three caretakers of Ghazi Baba shrine, identified as Mohammad Ali, Ghazi and Aslam Khan, were shot dead by militants in Badbher area of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at about 2am (PST).

3
0
54

December 15

Arbab Karam Khan Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Three persons, including two brothers and a child, were shot dead and another sustained bullet injures in an incident of sectarian attack on Arbab Karam Khan Road in Quetta.

3
1
55

December 16

Yadgar Chowk / Peshawar / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A child was killed while 25 mourners, including eight women and three children, sustained injuries when militants threw a hand grenade at Muharram mourning procession at Yadgar Chowk in Peshawar.

1
25
56

December 17

Khanpur / Shikarpur / Sindh

SFs shot dead a suspected militant who tried to enter the Ashura procession along with a bag in a village near Khanpur in Shikarpur District of Sindh. The attacker managed to explode a grenade before he died, injuring four persons, including a Police official.

1
4
57 December 27 Karachi / Sindh

Five persons, including a minor girl, were killed and three others were injured in sectarian violence in different parts of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

5
3
Total
509
1170

Year 2009

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
54
53
64
February
7
43
147
March
6
15
4
April
3
27
146
May
3
5
5
June
7
12
5
July
10
13
6
August
4
7
0
September
5
7
11
October
4
5
9
November
2
2
1
December
1
1
0
TOTAL
106
190
398

 

Year 2008

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
22
35
54
February
1
1
0
March
5
4
28
April
24
51
122
May
6
9
5
June
13
52
28
July
11
40
39
August
4
36
55
September
3
29
56
October
1
26
60
November
5
19
58
December
2
4
1
TOTAL
97
306
505


Year 2007


Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
3
5
21
February
0
0
0
March
9
8
1
April
72
121
119
May
2
3
1
June
0
0
0
July
0
0
0
August
2
2
0
September
0
0
0
October
0
0
0
November
118
181
314
December
135
121
174
Total
341
441
630

Year 2006


Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
0
0
0
February
5
52
104
March
1
25
0
April
3
59
204
May
0
0
0
June
1
4
0
July
4
3
3
August
0
0
0
September
1
1
0
October
18
31
13
November
4
22
0
December
1
4
25
Total
38
201
349



Year 2005

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
12
17
38
February
2
3
1
March
7
57
107
April
4
1
9
May
4
38
127
June
0
0
0
July
6
11
15
August
4
4
0
September
8
8
6
October
12
18
51
November
0
0
0
December
3
3
0
Total
62
160
354


Year 2004

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
0
0
0
February
1
1
4
March
3
49
190
April
0
0
0
May
3
46
234
June
4
6
8
July
0
0
0
August
0
0
0
September
3
7
1
October
4
76
182
November
0
0
0
December
1
2
0
Total
19
187
619


Year 2003

Month
Incidents
Killed
Injured
January
1
2
2
February
5
13
8
March
2
1
2
April
1
1
0
May
3
3
19
June
4
16
8
July
1
52
56
August
1
1
0
September
1
1
0
October
2
10
8
November
0
0
0
December
1
2
0
Total
22
102
103


Year 2002

Month

Incidents

Killed

Injured

January

6

4

7

February

11

22

45

March

17

35

85

April

5

17

37

May

14

32

80

June

4

6

0

July

0

0

0

August

2

1

3

September

2

2

0

October

1

1

0

November

1

1

0

December

0

0

0

Total

63

121

257

Source: Figures are compiled from news reports and are provisional.





Sectarian Violence in Pakistan

Year Incidents Killed Injured
1989 67 18 102
1990 274 32 328
1991 180 47 263
1992 135 58 261
1993 90 39 247
1994 162 73 326
1995 88 59 189
1996 80 86 168
1997 103 193 219
1998 188 157 231
1999 103 86 189
2000 109 149 NA
2001 154 261 495
2002 63 121 257
2003 22 102 103
2004 19 187 619
Total 1837 1668 3997

Source: Constructed from media reports

* Figures for 2000 pertain to terrorist attacks using explosives only. Figures for casualties and incidents of other terrorist activity such as firings, killings of abducted victims, et. al. are not available.


Source: Figures are compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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