Three prisoners escape in DI Khan Central Jail attack

Published: July 28, 2013

A screengrab of Dera Ismail Khan Police. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Three prisoners managed to escape when prisoners inside Dera Ismail Khan Central Jail attacked and took police officials hostage, Express News reported.

Police fired and used tear gas to disperse the attackers in retaliation, leaving three prisoners injured and 10 unconscious.

Ten prisoners managed to escape amidst the chaos, sources reported, out which seven have been recaptured.

DPO Dera Ismail Khan Sohail Ahmad says that all prisoners, including miscreants and those who had fled, had been brought under control.

This is not the first time that prisoners have flown from official custody.

On July 11, three criminals accused of serious crimes fled from a court lockup. Ammar, Arsalan and Zubair were brought to the Anti-Terrorism Court for a hearing and were kept in the lockup until the hearing commenced. However, they managed to cut open the bars of the small window in the lockup and escaped.

On July 13, two terror suspects who were alleged members of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) escaped from the same court. They were believed to be involved in bomb attacks on Muttahida Quami Movement’s (MQM) offices during the general elections. After a court hearing was adjourned, the prisoners managed to flee easily while the CID police officials were taking them back to the jail.

On July 16, yet another prisoner managed to escape from Karachi’s city court.

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