KARACHI - The blood bath continued in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday as more than 27 innocent people fell prey to the target killings in various parts of the city, surging the death toll to 68 during the last 72 hours. According to details, at least 10 people were killed and more than a dozen got injured when some gunmen riding motorbikes stormed the Shershah Market (junk market) and sprayed bullets indiscriminately. They also kidnapped seven junk merchants. Witnesses said that the attackers, wearing trousers and T-shirts and specific camouflage caps common in Lyari, entered the junk market, located in Pak Colony, from different entry points and resorted to indiscriminate fire with heavy arms. As a result ten persons were killed and wounded many others. Later, the culprits managed to flee from the scene while heavy contingents of law enforces and ambulances of various welfare organisations rushed to the spot and shifted the victims to different hospitals of the city. Dr. Qarrar Abbasi, Medico Legal Officer, Civil Hospital Karachi, when contacted confirmed the death of eight persons while eight critically injured had been admitted in the hospital. Dr. Saleem Siddique, Medico Legal Officer, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi, said that total four victims were brought to the hospital while two of them succumbed to injures during treatment. Amir, an eyewitness of the scene, told TheNation that the culprit wearing a uniform dress and carrying Kalashnikovs, opened indiscriminate fire at people. Following the incident, violence erupted and unknown armed men thrown three dead bodies near Sattar Mosque, Radio Pakistan, within the limits of Risala police station. Two more people were killed in the jurisdiction of Gulistan-e-Juhar police station where armed men on a motorbike reported indiscriminate fire at a tea stall and killed two persons identified as Abdul Khaliq and Jamal. Similar incident took place in the limits of Shahrah-e-Noorjahan police station where some gunmen shot dead a pushcart owner. Tow more dead bodies were also found from the Pak Colony. The incidents of target killings started in the Tuesday morning when two Baloch men were gunned down at Aurangzaib Market in Risala police station area. The incident took place at an auto-shop where four armed bikers opened indiscriminate fire. As a result, Abid Baloch, son of Parial Baloch and his cousin Saleem Baloch, 31, son of Ahmed Baloch died on the spot. The riots flare up the violence in the entire locality of South Zone and commercial and private activities were suspended while intermittent aerial fires made the situation volatile. Similarly, another man was gunned down in Abbasi Cloth Market Ranchore Line within the Nabi Bux police station area. According to details, the victim 35-year-old Nawaz Zikri Baloch, son of Ali Ahmed Zikri Baloch, was on his way on motorcycle, when some armed men intercepted and shot him dead. In another incident of target killing, a bullet-riddled body was found from Haryana Colony, Orangi Town, in the limits of Mominabad Police Station. The victim identified as Abdul Hameed Sarbazi, son of Shambay Baloch Sarbazi, Ward In-charge of Peoples Amman Committee (PAC), was kidnapped on Monday night and the police later found his body on the wee hours of Tuesday from the bushes in the Haryana Colony. Similarly, another bullet-riddled body of MQM-H activist was found from the limits of Landhi police station. The victim, later identified as Ubaid Ullah, son of Aziz Ullah, resident of Landhi No 1 sector 37-D, was kidnapped on Monday evening while his body was found on Tuesday. Meanwhile, two more victims of Shair Shah succumbed to injuries at Civil Hospital. In yet other incidents, Ali Khan, 30, was shot dead at Abul Hassan Ispahani Road in the jurisdiction of Sachal Police Station, while an unknown man was gunned down at Mosa Colony, in the jurisdiction of Gulbarge Police Station.