Taliban attack on Pakistani prison holding militants

Taliban militants broke into a north-west Pakistan prison on Monday and freed around 300 prisoners in a midnight gun and grenade attack, police confirmed.

The attack on the jail occurred in the town of Dera Ismail Khan situated in north-west Pakistan.
The attack on the jail occurred in the town of Dera Ismail Khan situated in north-west Pakistan. Credit: Reuters
Reports suggest around 300 prisoners escaped from the prison in the midnight attack.
Reports suggest around 300 prisoners escaped from the prison in the midnight attack. Credit: Reuters
Pakistan police monitor the scene after the break in.
Pakistan police monitor the scene after the break in. Credit: Reuters

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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.