At least five persons including an activist of a political party were killed and several others injured in fresh spate of unabated target killing and road accidents in different localities of the city on Monday. The police arrested more than a dozen culprits including 10 extortionists during search operations and raids and recovered arms from their possession.

According to details, in Yousaf Goth area of Sarjani Town unknown armed men opened fire at two persons killing one on the spot and injuring another. The deceased identified as Aadil Lashari, 32, and injured Munawar were activists of a political party and were shifted to Civil Hospital for medico legal requirements.

The enraged protestors of the political party protested and also ransacked in the hospital besides thrashing the staff.

Sohaib, who was injured during firing of unknown miscreants in Kharadar area, succumbed to his wounds in Civil Hospital.

The police recovered bullet riddled dead body from Nazimabad No. 2. The body was shifted to hospital for post-mortem where identity of the deceased was yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, firing incidents continued in different areas of the city during which eight persons were reported injured. The injured were rushed to different hospitals of concerned areas.

A head constable was apprehended along with his three accomplices on charges of looting and plundering in the city’s main cattle market. Plain cloth law enforcement agency personnel succeeded to arrest the group. The accused confessed that they had looted at least 50 people who came out from cattle Mandi.

The police recovered weapons including 3 TT pistols, bullets, looted money and others valuable from possession of the robbers. Accused robber police head constable named Qamardin was a member of Madadgar 15 police force operating in Korangi.

Two persons died and four others injured in separate road accidents in different localities of the city. The first accident took placed in Liaquatabad area where a reckless driven car hit a motorcycle killing one person on the spot while injuring other and sped away. The body and injured were shifted to hospital where according to hospital sources condition of the injured person was also serious.

In yet another incident in Sukkhan area of Karachi a reckless driven good laden truck rammed over four persons standing by roadside injuring them critically. The truck driver managed to flee from the scene after accident.

The rescue personnel shifted the injured to hospital where one person succumbed to his wounds while condition of others was also serious