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    Taliban militants have attacked a prison in north-west Pakistan, freeing at least 380 prisoners including at least 20 insurgents described by police as "very dangerous".

    The raid by more than 100 fighters was a dramatic display of the strength of the uprising gripping the nuclear-armed country. The escaped prisoners may now rejoin the fight, giving momentum to a movement that has killed thousands of Pakistani officials and ordinary citizens since 2007.

    The fighters, armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, attacked the prison before dawn in the city of Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said police officer Shafique Khan. They fought with guards for around two hours before freeing the 380 prisoners, including at least 20 "very dangerous Taliban militants", he said.
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    Doesnt pakistan refuse to admit it has Taliban in their borders?

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    "2 Hours of firefight" and no words of casualties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roebuck View Post
    Doesnt pakistan refuse to admit it has Taliban in their borders?
    This will be blamed on India. Just wait.

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    2 hour firefight and no backup...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roebuck View Post
    Doesnt pakistan refuse to admit it has Taliban in their borders?
    I don't think so.

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    Well, now I know why it's called Enduring Freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxx308 View Post
    2 hour firefight and no backup...?
    Only minor injuries to Jail authorities. As a coincidence Kabul attacked on same day.
    No rewards for guessing I think.

    Now Uncle Sam may need to write check to build better jail/s in NWFP

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyWolf View Post
    Well, now I know why it's called Enduring Pakistan denial of allegence .
    Fixed ... ......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyWolf View Post
    Well, now I know why it's called Enduring Freedom.
    That's Afghanistan, mind you

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    Every Prison breakout has happend from the inside i don't think there has every been an assault on any Prison during any such conflict risks are too great . . .. I believe they had inside help ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by timetraveller View Post
    i don't think there has every been an assault on any Prison during any such conflict risks are too great
    Nope, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarposa...attack_of_2008 for example.

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    The War Against Terror or ..... yeah that's right

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