BANNU: As many as two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan were killed in clashes with police during a food distribution drive.
According to the reports, a stampeded broke out during the food distribution drive at the Bannu Sports Complex. To disperse the crowd, Police opened aerial firing.
The IDPs threw stones at the police and started looting the ration centre. In an effort to bring the situation under control, police baton charged and used tear gas against the IDPs . The Bannu-Kohat road was reportedly 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.