Karachi once again witnessed deteriorating law and order situation as the series of targeted killings continued and seven people lost their lives whereas many others were injured after midnight on Sunday.

Two people were attacked by two unknown armed men in Bhatti Mohalla of Lines Area in Karachi. The assailants easily escaped after their attack. Both critically injured persons were being shifted to Jinnah hospital when they succumbed to their wounds. The slain persons are stated to be members of a political party.

Unknown gunmen injured five people in a park near Bait-ul-Mukarram mosque in Gulshan e Iqbal. All injured were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. One of the injured who is said to be a political party activist, lost the battle of life where as the condition of others is stated to be critical.

Similarly two people were killed in Clifton near Schon circle and Urdu Bazaar area. Those killed had not be identified.

A police man was killed in an encounter near Shaheen Complex whereas two suspects were arrested.

Armed men attacked two unidentified persons in Tin Hatti area, the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

In yet another incident of violence, unidentified person shot dead a man in Soldier Bazar. Meanwhile three persons were injured in firing related incidents in Orangi, North Karachi and Baldia Town.

Karachi police conducted raids in different parts of the city and arrested three accused of Lyari gang war, nine members of abduction for ransom gang and four car lifters and recovered large quantity of arms and stolen vehicles from their possession, sources said.

According to police, Safeer, Ali Muhammad and Dilawar of Lyari gang war were arrested during raid in Maripur, Nabi Bakhsh and Sher Shah localities of Karachi and also recovered large quantity of arms from their possession. The accused were wanted in several cases of murder, attempted murder, abduction for ransom and extortion.

On the other hand, PLC and AVCC conducted a raid near Northern Bypass and arrested nine members of a gang involved in kidnapping for ransom and recovered arms prom their possession. Police also recovered an abducted officer of a private cell phone company during the raid.