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Taliban attack prison in northwest Pak; free 250 militants after huge jail break

Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that over 100 militants, including several suicide bombers, participated in the massive jail break.
Heavily-armed Taliban militants disguised as policemen attacked a high-security prison in northwest Pakistan, freeing nearly 250 militants and killing 14 people after a fierce gunfight with security forces.

The gunmen launched their attack around midnight with a series of heavy explosions before firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns, a senior police official said.
During the attack on Central Prison in Dera Ismail Khan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering the restive South Waziristan agency, the militants killed six policemen, six Shia prisoners and two private security guards, he said. ‘Five more policemen and two civilian were injured in the attack,’ said deputy commissioner Amir Khattak. Officials said that at least 247 prisoners were missing after the attack and a search for the fugitives continued who were suspected to be taken away by the
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