Jailbreak in Pakistan Frees 250 Prisoners

An massive attack on one of the main prisons in…

An massive attack on one of the main prisons in northwestern Pakistan causes nearly 250 prisoners to escape.

In the attack, more than 100 militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy arms rode in on motorbikes and vehicles and then blasted the prison walls and broke open locks on cells, freeing 243 prisoners, including 30 militants, the security official said. The escapees include five female prisoners, and witnesses said that the militants took them along with a female jail warden.

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