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Armed men storm prison in southern Philippines, freeing more than 150 inmates

Other News Materials 4 January 2017 06:14 (UTC +04:00)
Armed men stormed a prison early on Wednesday in the southern Philippines, killing a guard and freeing more than a 150 inmates
Armed men storm prison in southern Philippines, freeing more than 150 inmates

Armed men stormed a prison early on Wednesday in the southern Philippines, killing a guard and freeing more than a 150 inmates, police said, Reuters reported.

The gunmen opened fire at guards at the North Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan city around 1:00 a.m., prison warden Peter Bongat told a local radio station.

Of the jail's 1,511 inmates, 158 managed to escape and four were recaptured, he said.

"It's well planned. Escapees used blanket as their getaway...We have a manhunt operation," said Bongat.

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