KARACHI - The unabated bloody wave of target killing that has plagued the city, claimed five more lives in different incidents here on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 23 over the last three days. The five victims included an activist of Pasban, two rickshaw drivers and a passenger coach driver. In the first incident, the Pasban activist was shot dead and two others got injured here in Korangi 100 Quarter area in the limits of Zaman Town Police. The police said that 28-year-old Akbar, son of Aslam was sitting near his house at 100 Quarter Korangi No-3 with his two friends namely - Irfan and Shahbaz, when two unidentified armed men arrived there and opened fire at them. Akbar died on the spot while his friends who also sustained bullet injures, were rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). The police, however, registered a case against unidentified culprits and handed over the body to the family after autopsy. Similarly, a rickshaw driver was gunned down near his house in Sector 33-C, in the remit of Korangi Police. The police said that 27-year-old Mohammad Nazar, son of Deen Mohammad was on his way home in his rickshaw when two motorcyclists shot him to death. Nazar sustained two bullets and died on the spot. The police moved the body to JPMC for legal formalities. The police officials said the victim was a rickshaw driver and belonged to Urdu-speaking community. The police registered FIR No 284/10 against unidentified assailants on complaint of the deceaseds brother. Another rickshaw driver was shot dead in Urdu Chowk Orangi Town in the Mominabad Police precincts. According to the police officials, 34-year-old Mohammad Deen, son of Noor Uddin was going in his rickshaw when near Urdu Chowk Orangi Town Sector-10, two armed men tried to stop him but he ran away. Resultantly, they fired indiscriminate gunshots at the rickshaw from behind. Resultantly, he sustained bullet wounds and died on way to hospital. The police took the body to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico legal formalities. According to the police, the deceased was a resident of Ghaziabad Street No-9. The police quoted the victims family that neither he had enmity with anyone, nor affiliation with any political party. No case was registered till filing of the report. Separately, a bus driver was gunned down at the Inter-city Bus Stop near Cantt Station, in the jurisdiction of Artillery Maidan Police. The police said that Anwar Khan, son of Moro Khan was asleep in his Blue Line Coach that had arrived from Jacobabad. Meanwhile, three armed men, in a Corolla 1974 model car reached there, one of whom entered the coach and shot Anwar Khan to death. The police took the body to JPMC for a post-mortem. According to the police, the victim hailed from District Jacobabad. The police said that the deceased had some dispute with his second wife who belonged to Punjab and that might be the motive behind his murder. The police later handed over the body to the victims heirs. Meanwhile, the police found the dead body of a youth from a Nullah near Baloch Hotel in the remit of Liaqatabad Police. The police said that after getting information about the presence of the body, the police rushed to spot and found the body of apparently 19-year-old youth whose identity could not be established immediately. The deceased, it appeared had been killed with the help of a sharp cutter on his head. The police shifted the body Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for legal formalities and later moved to Edhi Morgue for identification.