WEB DESK: For the people of Pakistan, this new year was full of blood, gore and tears. Come January and four attacks took place, the bloodiest of all will perhaps be the siege of the Bacha Khan University.
January 13, 2016: Suicide Attack on Pakistan Polio Vaccination Center Kills 15
A suicide attack on a polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday killed 15 people, mainly policemen gathered to escort health workers. It was the latest attack on the vaccination campaign and health workers have been repeatedly targeted in recent years by Islamic militants.
The bombing on the outskirts of the city Quetta killed 13 policemen, a soldier and a civilian. He said 23 people were wounded.
January 18, 2016: Six FC personnel killed in Quetta blast
At least six Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were killed and one personnel injured in an explosion near Margit Checkpost in Quetta.
According to security sources, the roadside bomb targeted vehicle of the security personnel in Margit area, around 30 kilometres (around 19 miles) east of the provincial capital Quetta, killing five FC men on the spot. Another security personnel succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
January 19, 2016: 11 killed, 31 injured in Jamrud check post blast
At least eleven people were killed and 31 others injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up near a check post in Karkhano Market, adjacent to Jamrud in Khyber Agency on Tuesday.
Aaj TV journalist Mehboob Shah Afridi was also killed in the blast.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.
January 20, 2016: The Bacha Khan University, Charsadda Attack
A group of militants stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, police said, with firing inside the campus still going on and two explosions heard.
Media reported that three gunmen entered the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and opened fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels.
A chemistry professor had been killed and 50 people wounded in the attack, according to media reports.