Sunday, April 15, 2012

384 prisoners escape after Taliban raid on Pakistan prison - CNN.com

384 prisoners escape after Taliban raid on Pakistan prison - CNN.com


Pakistani security officials gather at the damaged entrance of a prison after an attack by militants in Bannu on April 15, 2012.
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Authorities in northern Pakistan were looking for 384 inmates who escaped from a prison early Sunday morning after hundreds of Taliban militants raided the facility.
The attack took place in the city of Bannu in northwest Pakistan, an area known for a heavy militant presence.
Four prison officials were wounded in the attack, which lasted more than two hours, said Iftikhar Khan, a senior police official in the city.
Of the 944 prisoners the facility held, 384 escaped, officials said.
Among them were 21 high-profile militants, said Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, where Bannu is located....

-bth: a spectacular jail break with only 4 guards hurt.  Kind of like last years Kandahar break of over 700.

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