At least 45 D I Khan fugitives rearrested

Pakistani policemen stand guard outside the Central Prison after an overnight armed Taliban militant attack in Dera Ismail Khan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on July 30, 2013.

PESHAWAR: Security forces claimed on Wednesday that 45 of the escaped convicts, from the jailbreak in DI Khan, were rearrested by law enforcement personnel whereas DPO D I Khan was made OSD and four other police officers were suspended by Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police over the incident.
Security officials said that the rearrested convicts had voluntarily surrendered themselves to police and that a search was still underway to apprehend as many escaped prisoners as possible.
Moreover District Police Officer of Dera Ismail Khan, Khalid Sohail, was made Officer on Special Duty (OSD) by Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, Ihsan Ghani.
Ghani also suspended SP (City) and three other SHOs over the incident.
Earlier IG of KP police chaired a high-level meeting in Peshawar to discuss security issues in order to avoid similar incidents.
Intelligence was received of another militant attack to be launch on Haripur jail which also houses a number of high-profile militants, including members of banned outfits who had carried out attacks on former military ruler Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz.
Securoty forces also released a list of 252 prisoners who had gone missing after the Taliban attack on DI Khan's central prison.The list includes the names of 11 high-profile terrorists who escaped from Barrack No 11.
On the other hand, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan's militant commander, Adnan Rashid, talking to a tv news channel claimed that he had been planning the attack since months, which was aimed at setting free six of the banned organisation's key commander from Quetta and other jailed activists.
He further alleged that the attack, costing Rs 10 million, was carried out successfully and that 35 of their freed associates had safely reached Mir Ali in North Waziristan tribal region.
Meanwhile, in other news security forces claimed to have recovered on Wednesday the bodies of six militants from Khyber tribal region's Akakhel area, who were killed during a clash with security forces a night earlier.
Eight militants were killed while two security personnel had died as militants launched an attack on a border post in Darra Adamkhel late on Tuesday night.

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