| GEO Pakistan|
| Karachi death toll touches to 26 as 7 more shot dead|
| Updated at: 0437 PST, Tuesday, February 02, 2010|
KARACHI: Seven more people were gunned down late on Monday night when some unidentified armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire in the Nazimabad and Khwaja Ajmer Nagri localities of metropolis city, mounting the death toll to 26.
According to reports, unknown armed men started firing near Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, killing four people, two of them on the spot. While two others succumbed to injuries in the hospital. Immediately after the incident, the hospitalsí doors were closed.
Later, another incident of indiscriminate fire occurred near Abbasi Phatak located underneath Nazimabad Bridge, killing 5 persons on the spot including a youth who resided in nearby flats, police sources said.
Two persons were gunned down in Orangi Town and Qasba Colony while the deceased persons were reportedly hailing from two different political parties and used to serve as their activists, sources claimed.
The incident seems to be the part of recent spate of target killing in city, according to police.