Bannu prison break in Pakistan – 400 militants escape

Bannu prison break in Pakistan – 400 militants escape

Bannu : Pakistan | Apr 15, 2012 at 12:41 AM PDT
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Bannu town is in the area of the lawless tribal regions where Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants are active

Islamist militants stormed the prison in Bannu, northwest Pakistan in the early morning and released 400 prisoners – one of them was a death row inmate. He had been involved in the assassination attempt of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

Most of the freed inmates of the prison are believed to be fellow militants as informed by intelligence sources.

This has been reported in the Skynews dated 15th April 2012.

The attackers were armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades and used explosives and hand grenades to blow up the main gates and two of the boundary walls as revealed by the superintendent of the prison.

The Pakistan Taliban, which has close links with the al-Qaeda have claimed responsibility for the attack – this has, yet, to be officially confirmed.

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