Taliban breaks 250 prisoners out of NW Pakistan jail

Disguised as police and armed with dozens of bombs and small explosive devices, Taliban gunmen freed more than 250 inmates from the central prison of Dera Ismail Khan near South Wazirstan in a four-hour operation ending Tuesday morning, when Pakistanis elect a new president. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed 150 fighters were used including a suicide bomber squad. The attack was masterminded by Adnan Rashid, a Taliban commander. It freed six more leaders who were on death row.

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