At least four persons including an activist of political party were killed and several others wounded in fresh spate of target killing in different localities of the city on Friday.

According to police, unknown gunmen shot dead a taxi driver identified as Muhammad Nisar while he offered resistance during vehicle snatching incident in Malir city area.

The police recovered dead body of an unidentified person from Korangi 51-C area. Hands and limbs of the deceased were tied with ropes and he was tortured to death after kidnapping, police said.

In Saeedabad area, unknown armed men opened fire at motorcycle carrying two persons killing them on the spot. The deceased were later identified as Abdullah Salman and Fazal ur Rehman.

Earlier on late Thursday night, unidentified miscreants shot dead the unit in-charge of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) identified as Fazal Patni, 40, in Chandni Chowk area. Three persons were injured in separate firing incidents in different localities. The body and injured were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Two persons identified as 30-year-old Naeed and Asad were injured in separate firing incidents.