KARACHI – Activists of banned outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba and MQM-H were shot dead in the current wave of target killing in the metropolis while in another incident, police found a shot dead body of a youth from Garden area on Thursday.A man namely Amir Khan, 30, was shot dead near Saleem Centre located at New Karachi in New Karachi Police precincts. Police officials said that the victim was standing near his home when two armed motorcyclists came and opened fire on him. Police shifted the body to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medicolegal formalities and later handed over to his family. Police official informed that the victim was a cable operator by profession. He was an activist of Ahl-e-Sunnat Waljamaat popularly known as Sipha-e-Sahaba, a banned outfit. Police said the motive behind the incident was the recent wave of target killing. Further investigation was underway.Similarly, an activist of MQM-H namely Syed Farooq, 38, was shot dead in Landhi area within the remits of Landhi police station. Police officials said the victim was a juice vendor. He was standing at his stall when two armed motorcyclists came and targeted him. The victim received bullet injuries and died on the spot. The body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medicolegal formalities and later handed over to his family. No case was registered till the filing of the report. Separately, police found a shot dead body of a youth from Usmanabad within the jurisdiction of Garden police station. Later, the victim was identified as Nasir Afzal alias Munna, resident of Lines area. Police shifted the body to Civil Hospital for autopsy and afterwards handed over to the heirs. Police official said that unknown culprits kidnapped him and later threw the body at the said place.39 ACCUSED HELD IN 24 HOURS: The Karachi police in the drive against criminals, arrested 39 accused during the past 24 hours.A police statement on Wednesday said that as many as 14 pistols, one Kalashinkov, a hand grenade, a mouser, a dagger and four mobile phones were recovered from the arrested accused.The police have registered cases and started investigations, the statement added.