Karachi police. -- File Photo

KARACHI: The incidents of targeted killings continued in the city, as at least 12 people were killed and four other dead bodies were found from different areas of Karachi on Friday.

Three men were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Federal B Area in the jurisdiction of Samanabad police station today. The deceased were identified as Imran, Abdul Basit and Shoaib. An official at the police station said they had come from Balochistan to receive bodies of their two relatives killed in Baldia town a few days earlier.

Two bullet-riddled and tortured dead bodies were found from Baldia Number 5. The deceased were identified as 22-year-old Mitho and 25-year-old Amir.

A young man, Usman Ali, was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Al-Asif Square, Sohrab Goth area last night.

Unidentified armed men attacked three policemen, who were patrolling the area of Baldia town last night; two of the policemen were dead on the spot while the third received minor injuries.

Meanwhile, bullet riddled body of a young man was found in Liaquatabad on early hours of Friday, police said.

Four people, including a child, were shot dead in Mansehra Colony in the jurisdiction of Sharafi Goth police station.

Decomposed body of a girl was found from a Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Friday, police said.

At least ten days old body of eight-year-old girl was recovered from empty plot in block 20 of Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

Two men were shot dead at Gul Bai, Sher Shah Area and Shah latif town area. They were identified as Abdul Qadir and Sabir respectively.

After these incidents of violence police and rangers beefed up patrolling and started snap checking in different parts of Karachi.