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Pak Taliban conducted Bannu jailbreak operation to free Musharaf's murder attempt suspect

Islamabad, Sat, 21 Apr 2012 ANI

Islamabad, April 21(ANI): The Pakistan Taliban has said that they conducted the Bannu jailbreak operation to free Adnan Rasheed, the alleged mastermind of the assassination attempt on former president General Pervez Musharraf.

"Though there were some other high profile prisoners in the jail, our prime target was Adnan Rasheed and we are so happy to secure his release," The News quoted a Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ihsanullah Ihsan, as saying.

He said they had been working on the jailbreak plan for the past several months and were in touch with Adnan Rasheed and other prisoners in the jail.

Adnan Rasheed was serving in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) when he was arrested by Pakistani security agencies for his alleged role in an attempt to assassinate General Musharraf.

He was given the death sentence by the court and was shifted to the Central Prison Bannu prison last year from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.

Ihsan claimed that only 150 militants were involved in the jailbreak and denied spending 220 rupees on the incident.

"Out of 150 people, only 50 took active part in the operation while the remaining100 were wearing explosives-laden jackets and were standing in different places outside the jail. We did not face any resistance as we had already made all possible arrangements for the jailbreak," Ihsan said. (ANI)


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