Taliban launch major attack on Pakistani prison, free 300 inmates

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  1. Vishwarupa

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban disguised as policemen attacked a prison in the country's northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan, freeing more than 300 prisoners late on Monday.

    The jail officials said that several of the prisoners, four security personnel and two assailants were killed in the attack. The prison was housing at least 5000 prisoners, 250 of them hardcore militants.

    Malik Qasim Khattak, advisor to the ministry of prisons, said that around 50 to 60 gunmen attacked the jail with bombs and guns before entering into the detention facility. "They detonated about 60 bombs inside the facility which caused the collapse of prison wall. The assailants succeeded in freeing more than 300 prisoners," Khattak said, adding that the militants blew up two electricity transformers which created complete darkness.

    While accepting responsibility for the attack, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed that their attackers had freed around 300 inmates.

    "We had sent around 150 fighters including a squad of suicide bombers. The aim was to free the inmates and it was a successful action as Taliban managed to free at least 300 prisoners," said Shahidullah Shahid, the newly appointed spokesperson of TTP.

    The bombings inside the prison triggered a gunfight between the militants and policemen which continued for hours. As the police personnel could not control the situation, the local administration had called the military. "The attack was so severe and abrupt that we had to call the army to overpower the fighters. As many as 5,000 prisoners including 250 belonging to banned outfits were held in the jail," said Khalid Abbas, deputy inspector general of prisons of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

    The law enforcement agencies with the help of army had cordoned off the prison and surrounding area before launching an operation.

    The militants also destroyed all the police vehicles with hand grenades, jail officials said.

    "The biggest problem for the security forces was to identify the militants as they too were wearing police uniforms. There was complete blackout and it was very much difficult on whom to open fire", Abbas said. He said that prison authorities had recently received a letter from the intelligence agencies informing about a possible attack on prison. The D I Khan prison is the third biggest detention facility in KP.

    Dera Ismail Khan is on the edge of Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan. Pakistan army had launched a military operation against the militants of South Waziristan and flushed them out of the region.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on the hit list of the militants. About 57 people were killed in twin suicide blasts on Friday in Kurram tribal region. Shaukat Yousafzai, KP's information minister, said that the incident might be a continuation of the current wave of terrorism in the province.

    In April 2012, more than hundred heavily armed militants, affiliated with Pakistani Taliban broke a prison in Bannu town next to North Waziristan tribal region, freeing nearly 400 prisoners. One of the militants freed in that attack was Adnan Rasheed, an ex-official of Pakistan air force, who was involved in attack on president Pervez Musharraf in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

    Rasheed recently drew media attention by writing a long letter to teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year in an attempt to kill her
    Taliban launch major attack on Pakistani prison, free 300 inmates - The Times of India
     
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    they freed more than 2.5 k terrorists from Prison across Middle east and the Bomb blast rate in Iraq grows rapidly ...

    Still No one estimate clear no .of Jail Breakers

    Mass jailbreak by al Qaeda members in Iraq - NYPOST.com

    Libyan prison escape sets more than 1,000 inmates free near Benghazi | Toronto Star

    Now in Pakistan Too ..

    and in Israel they decided to free more than 300 of terrorists but still the decision is on Pending ..the number is still rolling

    Israel Agrees to Free 104 Palestinian Prisoners as Part of Possible Deal to Restart Peace Talks | Video | TheBlaze.com
     
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    they should use Helicopter gun ships to patrol prisons where large number of Terrorists stored ...

    and two months before

    2 US Apache Gun ships kills a platoon of talibans

    2 Apaches Kill A Platoon of Taliban - YouTube
     
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    Taliban launch major attack on Pakistani prison, free 300 inmates


    @ farhaan

    bollywood should make movie on this
     
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    Obviously the heavily armed men heading towards the prison from every direction did not look suspicious! Wonder how many of these 'freed prisoners' will show up in Kashmir to add to the problems.
     
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    I was also thinking on the same line.
     
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    They want fighters for Syria ......after all thekedar........
     
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    I think they will show up in Pakistan first, Kashmir is not an issue now for them .
     
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    "We had sent around 150 fighters including a squad of suicide bombers

    I wonder what kind of moron volunteers for the suicide bomber squad :)
     
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    The Taliban have done well. Pakistanians cannot control them and can only turn tail and run. The Taliban will save Pakistan and bring true Islam to Pakistan. The Pakistani army pretends to be Islamic but is helping Americans kill the Taliban. This is unjust.

    For India a Taliban government in Pakistan that does not get US aid is better than Pakistani government and military that get US aid. The Taliban cannot be worse than the Paki army who lick American rear ends and get aid in return. The Taliban will not do that.

    The Taliban must rule Pakistan.
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    BS..i am well aware regarding the protection and site of this jail

    Unlike the jail in bannu.this jail is within the city.at best they can escape only a few

    The new bannu jail which was raided last year has a much more better infra.but since the jail is all surrounded by mountains(mountains are within 1-1.5km from the jail.the adnan rashid manage to escape

    Though the local of bannu believes that this drama was staged by ISI.because only 3 police were present when the jail raided by 400 taliban
     
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    But both, the Jail authorities and TTP have said in their statements that more than 300 inmates broke out of the jail.
    I don't know about Bannu jail but this one doesn't look like a staged operation.
     
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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban disguised as policemen attacked a prison in the country's northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan, freeing more than 300 prisoners late on Monday.

    The jail officials said that several of the prisoners, four security personnel and two assailants were killed in the attack. The prison was housing at least 5000 prisoners, 250 of them hardcore militants.

    Malik Qasim Khattak, advisor to the ministry of prisons, said that around 50 to 60 gunmen attacked the jail with bombs and guns before entering into the detention facility. "They detonated about 60 bombs inside the facility which caused the collapse of prison wall. The assailants succeeded in freeing more than 300 prisoners," Khattak said, adding that the militants blew up two electricity transformers which created complete darkness.

    While accepting responsibility for the attack, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed that their attackers had freed around 300 inmates.

    "We had sent around 150 fighters including a squad of suicide bombers. The aim was to free the inmates and it was a successful action as Taliban managed to free at least 300 prisoners," said Shahidullah Shahid, the newly appointed spokesperson of TTP.

    The bombings inside the prison triggered a gunfight between the militants and policemen which continued for hours. As the police personnel could not control the situation, the local administration had called the military. "The attack was so severe and abrupt that we had to call the army to overpower the fighters. As many as 5,000 prisoners including 250 belonging to banned outfits were held in the jail," said Khalid Abbas, deputy inspector general of prisons of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

    The law enforcement agencies with the help of army had cordoned off the prison and surrounding area before launching an operation.

    The militants also destroyed all the police vehicles with hand grenades, jail officials said.

    "The biggest problem for the security forces was to identify the militants as they too were wearing police uniforms. There was complete blackout and it was very much difficult on whom to open fire", Abbas said. He said that prison authorities had recently received a letter from the intelligence agencies informing about a possible attack on prison. The D I Khan prison is the third biggest detention facility in KP.

    Dera Ismail Khan is on the edge of Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan. Pakistan army had launched a military operation against the militants of South Waziristan and flushed them out of the region.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on the hit list of the militants. About 57 people were killed in twin suicide blasts on Friday in Kurram tribal region. Shaukat Yousafzai, KP's information minister, said that the incident might be a continuation of the current wave of terrorism in the province.

    In April 2012, more than hundred heavily armed militants, affiliated with Pakistani Taliban broke a prison in Bannu town next to North Waziristan tribal region, freeing nearly 400 prisoners. One of the militants freed in that attack was Adnan Rasheed, an ex-official of Pakistan air force, who was involved in attack on president Pervez Musharraf in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

    Rasheed recently drew media attention by writing a long letter to teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year in an attempt to kill her.

    Taliban launch major attack on Pakistani prison, free 300 inmates - The Times of India
     
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    And they (Pakistan Army & ISI) think Taliban and other militant groups are strategic assets against India.
    :rofl:
     
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    they will help china build the railroad from giglit GB to gwadar port :rofl:
     
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    One tragic fallout was that six Shia prisoners were left dead with slit throats after each one was identified.
     
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    Pakistan is free for all country, hope we too will take out or capture Dawood Ibrahim soon and send him to hell. I would prefer use of RDX.
     
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    waiting for your reply Roma.
     
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    They would prefer "bullet" trains or "grenade" vans even more!
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    my friend from DIK told me many of the terrorists were on Bike.

    DIK even though doesnt seem but is a hub of taliban.specially the madina colony which again is within 1-2km radius of the Central jail
     
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