KARACHI - At least 12 people including two workers of MQM were gunned down in different incidents of violence here on Wednesday.

A Rangers man walking on the road near Star Gate within the limits of Airport police station was shot dead by unknown assailants. Police said deceased Muhammad Younus was on his way when gunmen riding a motorbike targeted him and managed to flee near old Airport building.

Two groups of a political party clashes in Dehli Colony within the remits of Ferrier police station. SHO Waqar Tanoli when contacted said that both groups had affiliation with a political party and had a clash over some personal dispute at Jamiat Hospital located in Dehli Colony and resorted to firing. As a result, three of them sustained bullet wounds and were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) where one Ahsan succumbed to his injures during treatment.

Bandits shot dead a pedestrian here in the remit of PIB Colony police station while residents of Esa Nagri set on fire a motorbike and several pushcarts in reaction to the killing of young man.

Police said that two armed men riding a motorbike shot dead Faisal Mashi who was sitting at his Public Call Office located at Esa Nagri. Area residents chased the motorbike riders and managed to intercept one of them identified as Salman Shair Azam. Enraged residents beat the bandit before handing him over to the police while the victim was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injures during treatment. Enraged residents of Esa Nagri came to the main road and torched a motorbike and several pushcarts and also pelted stones on passing vehicles which resulted in a massive traffic jam at University Road for several hours. A man was shot dead at number 1, Qasba Colony within the remit of Pirabad police station.

Police said Baacha Khan 40, was on his way to home after offering evening prayer at mosque located near his residence when gunmen riding a motorbike shot him multiple times and managed to escape. The deceased was the sympathiser of PPP while his body was handed over to the family after autopsy at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Meanwhile, a man sitting outside his home was shot dead within the remit of Sohrab Goth police station. Police said that Muhammad Ahsan Siddique was sitting outside his home when gunmen riding a motorbike targeted him with bullets and managed to flee. He was taken to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Police have so far been unable to ascertain the affiliation of the deceased with any political party.

Unknown gunmen shot dead Khalid Kashmiri near Mehran Depot Moor, Graveyard within the remit of Model Colony police station. Police said the deceased, the Incharge of Muttahida Organising Committee, sub-organisation of the MQM, was on his way on a motorbike with his friend Umair when the incident took place. The culprits managed to flee from the scene while the victim was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Following the incident tension gripped the area where unknown gunmen resorted to indiscriminate firing and suspended the commercial and non-commercial activities while heavy contingents of law-enforcement agencies were deployed to avert any further incident.

Another MQM activist was shot dead in New Karachi within the limits of Bilal Colony police station. Police said that the deceased Shoukat Masood was on his way home on a motorbike after completing his job as City Warden when unknown gunmen shot him multiple times and managed to flee. The body of the deceased was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead and handed over the body to the family after autopsy.

Another MQM worker, who was shot injured in Marten Quarter on Monday, succumbed to his injures. Police said that deceased Muhammad Saqib sustained bullet wounds when unknown gunmen sprayed bullets near his residence. He was under treatment in a private hospital where he succumbed to his injures. Haji Shair Ahmed was on loading pickup when unknown gunmen targeted him at sector 5, Orangi Town. He was shot twice and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed hospital where doctors pronounced him dead and handed over his body to the family after autopsy. Police said that the deceased was a resident of Lines Area and had gone to Orangi Town to deliver some stuff. Police have so far been unable to ascertain the motive behind the murder.

Sir Syed police found a shot dead body near Shah Muhammad Graveyard and shifted it to the morgue after autopsy at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where family of the deceased identified him as Saleem. Police suspect personal enmity was the motive behind the murder. 

Orangi Town police found shot dead body of young woman near the MPR Colony graveyard. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where family of the deceased identified her as Rima who had left her home a couple of weeks ago and was going to marry Ikhlaq without the consent of her parents. Family of the deceased girl registered a case against Ikhlaq.

Similarly, Ibrahim Hydri police also found a body of woman near Korngi Creek. Police said that the deceased woman was strangulated to death and culprits had thrown her body at the said place where police rushed on being informed and moved the body to the morgue after autopsy for identification.

Meanwhile, Jamshaid Town and surrounding areas remained tense after the murder of MQM unit Incharge on Tuesday. The whole area remained tense where intermittent firing continued.