Militants attack Pakistan jail, 300 escape: police

Reuters News
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Posted: Apr 14, 2012 9:48 PM

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Around 300 prisoners escaped from a jail in northwest Pakistan early on Sunday after it was attacked by Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades, a senior police official told Reuters.

Some of those who escaped were militants, an intelligence official said.

(Reporting by Saud Mehsud; writing by Michael Georgy)