Militants attack Pakistan jail, nearly 400 escape: police




 
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Militants attack Pakistan jail, nearly 400 escape: police
 
April 15th, 2012  
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Militants attack Pakistan jail, nearly 400 escape: police
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Nearly 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in northwest Pakistan early on Sunday after it was attacked by Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades, a senior police official said. Some who fled the jail in the town of Bannu, near unruly ethnic Pashtun tribal areas close to the Afghan border, were militants, an intelligence official said. One inmate who escaped was on death row for involvement in an attempt to assassinate former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a second police official said. ...

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