KARACHI – The spree of political and sectarian killings claimed 11 more lives while law-enforcement agencies claimed to have netted dozens of alleged criminals in different targeted operations.In the first incident, a prayer leader belonging to Barelvi school of thought was gunned down near Gulistan-e-Juhar Intersection within the limits of Shahrah-e-Faisal police station. Police said that the deceased identified as Kashif Ashraf was shot dead by gunmen riding a motorcycle.The deceased was on his way to somewhere when culprits shot him once on his head near Juhar More. Resultantly, he died on the spot and his body was moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). The deceased was a resident of New Karachi and was a prayer leader of the local Masjid situated near his residence. No case has been registered while police suspect current wave of sectarian killing was the motive behind his murder.Another sectarian murder claimed the life of an activist of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) now known as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ). He was gunned down in Petal Wali Gali within the remits of Rizvia police station. Police said that Mirza Sohail Baig, 38, son of Islam Baig was sitting in his shop when unidentified assailants came close to him and sprayed him with bullets. Resultantly, he sustained multiple bullet injuries and died on the spot. Police shifted his body to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy and later handed over to his heirs. Police suspect that the motive behind the murder was recent wave of sectarian killing.Another ASWJ supporter was shot dead near Fatima Hospital within the limits of Soldier Bazaar police station. Police officials said that victim Zakir Islam, 35, son of Fazl-ur-Rehman, a resident of the same area was in his tailor shop when unidentified armed men riding a motorbike came and start indiscriminate firing on him. Resultantly, he received multiple bullet injuries and died on the spot. The body was handed over to his family after completing medico-legal formalities at Civil Hospital Karachi. The motive behind the killing was ongoing wave of sectarian killing. Another man belonging to Deoband sect was gunned down near NIPA Chowrangi within Gulshan-e-Iqbal police precincts.Police officials said that victim Zubair Siddiqui,, 45, son of Abdul Malik Siddiqui, a resident of North Karachi was shot and killed when he was on way to home and unidentified armed men riding a motorbike targeted him. He was shot thrice and died on the spot. His body was taken to JPMC and later handed over to his family. Police officials said that the deceased was the supporter of ASWJ.Gunmen riding on a motorbike sprayed bullets on a car near Baloch Colony Bridge, within the remits of Tipu Sultan Road. The culprits managed to flee while victims identified as Muhammad Mateen, a resident of Defence, was shifted to the JPMC where doctors pronounced him dead.The affiliation of the deceased and cause of murder has yet to be ascertained while police suspect sectarian violence was the motive behind the killing. An activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was gunned down in Ghas Mandi within the jurisdiction of Kalakot police station. Police officials said that victim identified as Arsalan, 24, son of Zaki, a resident of Usmanabad locality was associated with the MQM unit 29, Lyari Sector. At least four armed men on two motorcycles reached victim’s shop and opened indiscriminate firing at him. Resultantly, he was shot multiple times and died on the spot. His body was taken to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities. Police said that the motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained but it seems that Lyari gangsters were behind the murder.Another worker of MQM was gunned down in Sector 11-I within the limits of New Karachi police station. The deceased was identified as Abdul Hakeem, 40. Police officials said that the deceased was the employee of the New Karachi Town and was going somewhere on his motorcycle when armed men on a motorcycle targeted him. He was associated with MQM unit 139 and his body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.Another MQM worker was gunned down within remits of Garden police station. Police said that victim, namely Asif 30, son of Ramzan, a resident of Ranchore Lane was on his way when unidentified culprits riding a motorbike targeted him. Police officials said that the deceased was the supporter of the MQM but the motive behind the killing has yet to be ascertained. Nephew of the former chief security officer of the Bilawal House, Akram Baloch, was shot dead outside his home in Salar Compound, Bheem Pura in limits of Napier police station. Police officials said that the deceased was identified as 26-year-old Amjad Baloch, son of Ghani Baloch. The body of the deceased was taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi for autopsy. According to police officials, at least two armed standing outside victim’s residence sprayed him with bullets as he came out of the home. The victim was shot at least six times and died on the spot. Police suspect that the apparently Lyari gangsters were behind the incident. Police have found the body of the spiritual faith hailer from Sector 34/2 within remits of Korangi police station. The victim was identified as Arif 65, son of Hidayatullah. According to police, the deceased lived in Nafeesabad locality and went missing after he left home two days ago. Preliminary investigation suggests that unidentified culprits first burnt the victim’s hands and foots and then shot at least four times before dumping his body at the abandoned place. Similarly, the body of another missing man was found from Jinnah Bridge within the limits of Docks police station. The deceased was identified as Abdul Latif Baloch, 37, son of Lal Mohammad Baloch. Police said that the deceased, a resident of Kalri, Lyari went missing since Thursday and his body was found at the said place.Meanwhile, rangers and police have conducted several targeted operation in different areas of the city and picked up more than two dozen suspects allegedly involved in the current spree of target killing and sectarian violence.It is pertinent to mention here that no head way has been made ahead of the current spell of sectarian killing while arrests have been continued for media coverage. The areas including Surjani Town, Nazimabad, Landhi, Malir were cordoned off by the security agencies and number of people were arrested but the areas where gangsters, criminal elements and militants were hiding are yet to be approached by the security forcers.