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Pakistan arrests jail officials over escape of 2 militants

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A senior police official in southern says a jail superintendent and 11 other officials have been arrested in the wake of a jail break in which two militants who were on trial escaped from a high-security prison.

Khawaja Naveed said today the arrested officials were being questioned to determine how two members of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhanvi group escaped Wednesday from the jail in the port city of He alleged the two men escaped due to negligence of the jail staff.



Naveed said efforts were under way to trace and capture the escaped men who were arrested in 2013 over links to acts of

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has links to the Pakistani and is accused of killing scores of minority Shiite Muslims in

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pakistan arrests jail officials over escape of 2 militants

A senior police official in southern Pakistan says a jail superintendent and 11 other officials have been arrested in the wake of a jail break in which two militants who were on trial escaped from a high-security prison. Khawaja Naveed said today the arrested officials were being questioned to determine how two members of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhanvi group escaped Wednesday from the jail in the port city of Karachi. He alleged the two men escaped due to negligence of the jail staff. Naveed said efforts were under way to trace and capture the escaped men who were arrested in 2013 over links to acts of terrorism. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has links to the Pakistani Taliban and is accused of killing scores of minority Shiite Muslims in Pakistan. A senior police official in southern says a jail superintendent and 11 other officials have been arrested in the wake of a jail break in which two militants who were on trial escaped from a high-security prison.

Khawaja Naveed said today the arrested officials were being questioned to determine how two members of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhanvi group escaped Wednesday from the jail in the port city of He alleged the two men escaped due to negligence of the jail staff.

Naveed said efforts were under way to trace and capture the escaped men who were arrested in 2013 over links to acts of

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has links to the Pakistani and is accused of killing scores of minority Shiite Muslims in

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pakistan arrests jail officials over escape of 2 militants

A senior police official in southern says a jail superintendent and 11 other officials have been arrested in the wake of a jail break in which two militants who were on trial escaped from a high-security prison.

Khawaja Naveed said today the arrested officials were being questioned to determine how two members of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhanvi group escaped Wednesday from the jail in the port city of He alleged the two men escaped due to negligence of the jail staff.

Naveed said efforts were under way to trace and capture the escaped men who were arrested in 2013 over links to acts of

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has links to the Pakistani and is accused of killing scores of minority Shiite Muslims in

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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