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'250 freed' in Pakistan jailbreak

Taliban militants wearing police uniforms have freed around 250 prisoners in a gun and grenade assault on a prison in northwestern Pakistan.

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Gunmen attack Pakistani prison holding Taliban inmates

Gunmen battled Pakistani security forces for control of a major prison holding hundreds of militants on Monday night, police said.

The gunmen launched their attack with a series of heavy explosions before firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns, district police chief Sohail Khalid said.

The prison, in the central town of Dera Ismail Khan, houses Taliban and militants from banned sectarian groups.

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