DI KHAN: A man was killed and seven others were injured when two groups of traders clashed in Gomel Market located in the heart of DI Khan City.
The traders, all of whom own shops there, started hurling stones at each other over an earlier dispute. This escalated into an armed clash, police officials told The Express Tribune.
As the fighting escalated, police reached the scene and resorted to baton-charging and tear gas to control the situation. A search operation was later carried out in Gomel Market.
During the fighting, women and children took shelter in shops and the police had to rescue them.
Afterwards, the family of the deceased, Bilal, protested in front of District Headquarters and Teaching Hospital DI Khan. Tyres were burnt and Circular Road was blocked for all kinds of traffic.
The incident spread panic in the city and most nearby markets closed down.
A case was registered at City Police Station, police added.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2015.
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