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Taliban Attacked On Central Jail Deral Ismail Khan

Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:08 //

Attack-Dera Ismail Khan Milliatants Attack

The attack in Dera Ismail Khan which is situated in KPK, took place at midnight at

about 15.00 GMT.

The militants attackt the jail with grenades and muchine guns. The attack was started with huge explosions.

According to the residents of the area, the first explosion was so loud that it rattled the nearby houses.

At around 70 attackers were in police uniform , determined to free their fellows. The attackers also used the loud hailers and calling particular prisoner names. The attackers were chanting “God is great” and “long live the Taliban,” authorities said.

Escaped- Dera Ismail Khan Prison’s Escaped Prisoners

According to officials , around 250 prisoners have been freed during the attack. The fleed prisoners also include Waleed Akbar, who is the main suspect in attacks on Shia mourns during the month of Moharram.

According to officials at around 14 prisoners were re-arrested . For the time being curfew has now been made to arrest the fleed prisoners, but according to the correspondents this seems to be the difficult task as all of them have moved to tribal areas.

Local Taliban commanders, Haji Ilyas and Abdul Hakim are also included in the fleed prisoners.

According to officials , at around 12 people have been killed including 6 senior officers . The gun battled continued for 3-4 hours between police and taliban.

Attacks Claimed By Taliban

Shahidullah Shaid who is currently Pakistan Taliban spokesman has confessed the responsibility of the attacks on the jail. According to him , they have released around 300 prisoners during the attack.

The attack left prison walls partially destroyed, as Shahzeb Jillani reports

Accoring to Ktherine Houred, who told the BBC,” it had been a very sophisticated attack - they blew the electricity line, they breached the walls and they set ambushes for reinforcements.”

 According to officials , around 14 explosive devices have now been defused that were planted in the jail premises.

 Mushtaq Jadoon who is civil commissioner, said “30 hardened militants jailed for their involvement in major attacks or suicide bombings were among those who escaped.”

The police administration have been informed by the attacks by the intelligence agencies but the police said that it had not expected the attacks to occurs so soon.
The DI Khan’s prison had prisoners belonging to Taliban group and other militants group involving in serious attacks in the country.

According to officials , the prison’s building is about 100 years old not re-constructed for high profile prisoners.

But whatever the reasons stated, authorities have to face the questions regarding the prisoner’s escape as this attack was not different than the attack that took place in DI Khan before.



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