KARACHI - Nine people were gunned down in separate incidents of target killing here on Tuesday.

A man namely Muneer Rehman was gunned down in Jahanabad area within the jurisdiction of Pak Colony police station.

Police said the victim’s maternal cousin Abdul Qadeer targeted the victim. Pak Colony SHO Bilal Raza said the victim was wanted to police and was hiding in Malir locality. The SHO informed that victim was involved in the murder of Qadeer’s brother who was killed two days ago in Malir locality. Police handed over the body to heirs after autopsy at Civil Hospital.

Another Lyari gangster was shot dead in Salah Muhammad Goth. Police said 25-years-old Mir Muhammad Baloch left his home for some work when armed riders intercepted and killed him on the spot. His body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy. Police said the victim was affiliated with Lyari gangsters group, Arshad Pappu and suspected rival group behind the killing. Further investigation was underway.

A 16-year-old boy was gunned down near Abal Chowk within the remits of Kharadar police station. Police officials said the victim was later identified as Adnan, 16, resident of Kharadar. He was going somewhere when unidentified armed riders targeted him. He died on the spot. The body was handed over to the heirs after autopsy at hospital.  A tortured-mark body of a man was found from Mewa Shah Graveyard. Police said the victim’s identity has yet to be ascertained. The body was moved to morgue for identification after autopsy at CHK.

Similarly, another shot dead body of a man was found from Essa Goth. Police said some unknown culprits kidnapped the victim and later threw his body after torture. The body was moved to morgue for identification after postmortem at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. A gunny bag body of a man was found from Usmanabad area. Police officials said that on being informed police rushed on the spot and shifted the body at CHK for autopsy. Police said that victim sustained bullet on his head, and the body moved to morgue for identification. A body of a man was found from Bihar Colony. Police officials said the victim was identified as Usman Ali Kucchi. He was a clerk in Pak Army. He arrived in Karachi two days back to spend Eid with his family.