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Pakistan Prison Escape: 300 Inmates Flee After Militants Attack

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Pakistan army soldiers and other security officials surround a central jail in Bannu, 170 kilometers (106 miles) south of Peshawar, Pakistan on Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo Ijaz Muhammad) | AP

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, April 15 (Reuters) - Around 300 prisoners escaped from a jail in northwest Pakistan early on Sunday after it was attacked by Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades, a senior police official told Reuters.

Some of those who escaped were militants, an intelligence official said. (Reporting by Saud Mehsud; writing by Michael Georgy)

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