Nearly four hundred inmates have escaped from a prison in north-west Pakistan.
According to a police official, the jail – in the town of Bannu – was attacked by Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
One prisoner who escaped was reportedly on death row for being involved in an attempt to assassinate former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
The country’s al-Qaeda linked Taliban movement has said that its fighters carried out the attack.
There have been several jailbreaks in neighbouring Afghanistan, but such assaults are rare in Pakistan.