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Pakistani Police Use Live Ammunition On IDPs

Pakistani police fired live ammunition at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after rioting broke out in the northern city of Bannu on November 13. Initial reports said at least two people had sustained gunshot wounds. Two other IDPs were also injured. Nine police were wounded after being pelted with stones. It's not clear how the trouble started, but it flared up as IDPs gathered to receive a weekly food ration. Around a million people have been displaced from their homes in North Waziristan tribal district by a Pakistani offensive against Taliban militants. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)