Policemen stand guard on a street in Karachi. — Photo by AFP/File

KARACHI: The law and order situation of the city further deteriorated on Wednesday as incidents of target killings claimed 11 lives and left several wounded, DawnNews reported.

The recent killings have brought the number of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists killed in the last 24 hours to five.

Two men were killed near Nazimabad Board office.

A man was shot dead in Lyari in the area of Dariya abad. Another man was shot dead near Banaras flyover.

The tortured dead body of a woman was found from New Karachi sector 5-F.

A man was shot at Burns road; later he  succumbed to his injuries.

A three day old dead body was found from house in Ghaziaabad, Manghopir.

Earlier in the evening assailants opened fire on a mini-bus, near Sachal Goth Gulistan-e-Johar, leaving three passengers injured.

Two brothers, Asif and Yasin, were shot dead in Baldia Town’s Gulshan-i-Mazdoor area by unidentified gunmen, while another man also lost his life as gunmen open fire on him elsewhere in Baldia Town.

Meanwhile, unknown assailants shot and killed one person, also affiliated with a political party, in Orangi Town’s Bangla bazaar area. The incident led to tensions in the neighbourhood where business activities were subsequently suspended.

Earlier today, a former union councillor belonging to the MQM, Muhammad Khursheed, was shot dead in Saudabad, Malir area. According to police, two armed men on a bike opened indiscriminate firing on Khursheed, who was also riding a motorbike. Nine bullets hit him, four in head and five in chest, resulting in his instant death.

Moreover, two people were injured in incidents of firing near the Karimabad bridge and near Sea View.

Separately, one person was killed and five were wounded in a hand-grenade attack that targeted a hotel near the Quaidabad bridge in the city’s Shah Latif Town.

Earlier on Tuesday, at least seven people, including three Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers, were shot dead in different parts of the city.