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BREAKING: Prisoners involved in Nanga Parbat massacre escape from Gilgit jail

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GILGIT: A prisoner was killed and another injured in an attempt to escape from Gilgit’s District Jail here on Friday. 

HunzaNews feb 27,2015

Police said security forces have launched an operation in search of two inmates who managed to escape from the detention the facility.

The police said the two inmates were involved in 2012 deadly attack that killed 12 tourists at a mountain camp near Nanga Parbat.

They said a prisoner was shot dead and another injured by police guards during the jailbreak.

According to daily The News, Gilgit Baltistan Home Secretary Sibtain Ahmed has offered cash reward of Rs2 million for arrest of the prisoners.

He said that the incident took place at 2:45 am Friday, adding that the dead and injured inmates were identified as Bilal and Dilbar respectively.

The Home Secretary said that two prisoners Habibur Rehman and Liaquat managed to escape.

The security forces opened fire at the absconding prisoners, killing one and injuring the other. However, two terrorists managed to break free.

Samaa Tv quoting sources said the the incident took place at District Jail Gilgit where four terrorists involved in the killing of 11 people including ten foreign tourists in Nanga Parbat Mountain were kept. These tourists were assassinated on June 24, 2013 in a Nanga Parbat base-camp.

Following the incident, the security forces kick-started search operation in the area.

It should be mentioned here that that it was decided that the terrorists will be tried in a military court established under National Action Plan.

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