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Latest News Wires Taliban attack frees over 250 prisoners from Pakistani jail

Prison guards say the attackers, numbering more than 100, used explosives to gain entrance to the jail in northwest Pakistan.

Ishtiaq Mahsud/AP

Prison guards said Tuesday that they were totally overwhelmed when around 150 heavily armed Taliban fighters staged a late-night attack on their jail in northwest Pakistan, freeing over 250 prisoners including over three dozen suspected militants.