At Least 28 Prisoners Escape After Attack on Philippine Jail

© Sputnik / Ivan Rudnev / Go to the photo bankPrison
Prison - Sputnik International
Subscribe
US
India
Global
At least 28 prisoners of Philippines' Lanao Del Sur provincial jail escaped after the prison was attacked by a group of extremists, local media reported Sunday.

Residents transport on a trolley two bodies of men, after police said they were killed by policemen after they fought back during an illegal drugs Shabu (Meth) operation in Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016 - Sputnik International
Philippine Police Kill Over 700 People in Anti-Drugs Operations Since July
MOSCOW, August 28 (Sputnik) According to the Update Philippines news website, a group of 50 armed men attacked the jail on Saturday night.

Despite the fact that there were no casualties, the attackers succeeded to disarm guards and capture firearms, including M16 and M14 rifles, the media outlet reported.

Local police announced that the armed group brought with them eight militants from the "Maute group," which is affiliated with the Islamic state terrorist group, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia, the website added.

The Philippine government is mired in a decades-long standoff with insurgents from different Islamist groups.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала