Gunmen launch attack on Pakistani prison

Monday 29 July 2013 23.46
Prison in Dera Ismail Khan houses Taliban and militants from banned sectarian groups
Prison in Dera Ismail Khan houses Taliban and militants from banned sectarian groups

Gunmen battled Pakistani security forces for control of a major prison holding hundreds of militants.

A local police spokesman said

the gunmen launched their attack with a series of heavy explosions before firing rocket propelled grenades and machineguns.

The prison, in the central town of Dera Ismail Khan, houses Taliban and militants from banned sectarian groups.