Pakistan: Nearly 400 escape in Taliban attack on prison

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April 15, 2012
The National [UAE]    
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"Nearly 400 prisoners including militants escaped from a jail in north-western Pakistan yesterday after an attack by insurgents armed with guns, grenades and rockets, officials said. More than 150 armed Islamist militants stormed the prison outside the town of Bannu bordering the tribal regions where Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked fighters are known to operate. Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Pakistan Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack." (04/16/12)  

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