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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nearly 250 prisoners escaped from a prison one after Taliban attack in Pakistan

Some 250 prisoners escaped from the prison in the Pakistani city of Dera Ismail Khan in Taliban attack that lasted several hours and killed nine people, including six policemen, local media reported. In the attack, which began shortly before midnight on Monday, at least 30 insurgents escaped, of which six have been arrested , according to statements by the Commissioner of Police Mushtaq Jadoon collected by Geo TV. The authorities have imposed a curfew in the area and the army has sent troops to help contain the situation. Police added that during the assault security forces took the lives of at least five suicide bombers were ready to trigger explosive charges. The attackers, whose total number has not been specified by the authorities, started its operation with a series of loud explosions in the prison which led to heavy gunfire, according to police sources quoted by the newspaper Dawn. A spokesman for the group main Taliban (TTP), Shahidulá Shahid, told the newspaper claimed the attack and explained that he took part in a hundred militants , including suicide bombers. The prison of Dera Ismail Khan , a building dating from the time of British occupation, houses about 5,000 prisoners, among whom, according to intelligence sources quoted by Dawn, there are about fifty leaders of the Taliban. The town where the attack is to the south of the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and very close to the tribal area of ​​South Waziristan, that despite Pakistani army action, remains a bastion of TTP. Dera Ismail Khan is also relatively close to Bannu district, where a little over a year spectacular action in which the Taliban managed to free 400 prisoners , many of them insurgents, to the central prison in the area.

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