Islamabad: After Taliban militants stormed a central jail in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a total of 400 prisoners escaped, according to the reports.
Over 100 militants launched the attack around 1.30 a.m. in Bannu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The militants first blew up the prison's main gate with grenades and then attacked the guards with automatic weapons.
As per the reports, they opened six barracks by firing at the locks of the cells.
Of the 944 inmates at the prison, 384 escaped, police officer Sahib Jan said.
Twenty-five people, including policemen, were injured.
One of the escaped prisoners was involved in a suicide attack on the then Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack and said that they have freed over 1,200 prisoners.