IDPs, police clash leaves two dead in Bannu

IDPs, police clash leaves two dead in Bannu
BANNU: At least two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan were killed in clashes with police during a food distribution drive.

A stampeded broke out during the food distribution drive at the Bannu Sports Complex. Police opened aerial firing to disperse the crowd.

The IDPs threw stones at the police and started looting the ration centre. Police baton charged and used tear gas against the IDPs in an effort to bring the situation under control. The Bannu-Kohat road was blocked by the IDPs.

Two IDPs lost their lives while 11 others were injured. The clashes also left 17 policemen injured. Over 150 IDPs were arrested following the incident.