Pakistani Prisoners escape after militants attack Pakistani jail, Almost
400 prisoners escaped from a Pakistani prison after it was attacked by
militants, officials have said.
Dozens of Islamist militants armed
with guns and rocket-propelled grenades launched the assault on the jail
in north-west Pakistan at around 01:00 local time (20:00 GMT on Saturday).
Officials said some of the freed inmates were themselves militants.
The jail is located in Bannu, a town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which borders Pakistan's volatile tribal areas.
Pakistan's Taliban said they carried out the attack, but the claim has not been verified.
have freed hundreds of our comrades in Bannu in this attack. Several of
our people have reached their destinations, others are on their way," a
Taliban spokesman told the news agency.
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