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Taliban storm jail in northwest, 384 prisoners escape including influencial Mujahideen
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At least 384 prisoners including some suspected Mujahideen have escaped from a jail in
northwestern Pakistan after it was attacked by armed Mujahideen , Press TV reports.

Some 200 armed Mujahideen equipped with automatic weapons and
rocket-propelled grenades stormed a central jail in the suburbs of the
northwestern town of Bannu early Sunday, wounding dozens of police
guards and prisoners, police officials told Press TV.

Prison guards and police forces exchanged fire for several hours.
However, the Mujahideen manged to escape the scene after heavy contingent
of paramilitary troops and army commandos arrived for police

Dozens of heavily-armed Mujahideen attacked Bannu's central jail
around 1:00 am (2000 GMT Saturday) and forced their way into the prison,
a security official said.

“Some 384 prisoners, including some hardcore Muj

Added: Apr-15-2012 Occurred On: Apr-15-2012
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Tags: Taliban storm jail in northwest, 384 prisoners escape
Location: Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (load item map)
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