Skip to comments.More Than 200 Escape in Pakistan Prison Attack
Posted on 07/29/2013 11:58:18 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
PESHAWAR More than 200 prisoners escaped following a massive attack on one of the main prisons in northwestern Pakistan on Monday night, a senior security official said.
Authorities imposed a curfew in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, following an overnight attack on the 100-year-old central prison there, which housed more than 500 prisoners. All roads leading to neighboring restive tribal regions of North and South Waziristan were blocked off and a search operation has been launched, officials said, requesting they not be named.
The attackers have melted away in the population, one official acknolwledged.
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.
They used megaphones to call names of their comrades in the lock-ups and then broke up their cells using explosives devices, the official said.
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Is 0bama’s military funding these massive prison breaks? Uhhh errr, along with the gas plant, fertilizer plant, and barge explosions?
I don’t want to know.