A man talks on his mobile as he mourns the death of a relative at a hospital following gunmen attacks in a market in Karachi.—AFP/File photo

KARACHI: Tension gripped the city as twelve more people were shot dead while three vehicles were torched as violence continued unabated on Sunday.

In Teen Hatti area, an exchange of fire between protestors and the Rangers resulted in the killing of a youth named Danish.

Armed men opened fire and injured six people near Disco Bakery in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Two of the wounded later died while the other four were stated to be in critical condition.

Two MQM workers were gunned down in Agra Taj Colony and Gulbahar.

Another political worker who got injured earlier in Gulastan-e-Jauhur succumbed to his injures. A body was also recovered from the same area.

In another incident, a policeman named Arshad Kundi was murdered in Sohrab Goth and a tent-house owner was shot dead on Burns Road. Bomb Disposal Squad defused a hand grenade found near Aaram Bagh mosque in the same locality.

In Surjani Town and Mehmoodabad, two more people were gunned down.

Meanwhile, angry mobs, while protesting against target killings and extortion, burned tyres and blocked main arteries in Liaqatabad, Burns Road, Nazimabad, Lasbela Chok and other areas.

Miscreants also torched three vehicles including two buses in Gulastan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e–Iqbal and Orangi Town.

So far, during last two days 24 people became victims of the fresh wave of violence in the city.