Guard Killed, 150 Inmates Escaped in Philippines Jail Raid

تم نشره في Wed 4 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Philippines Prison Manila - (The Guardian)

AMMAN — More than 150 inmates of a southern Philippine jail escaped after armed men stormed the dilapidated facility in a pre-dawn raid on Wednesday, killing one guard, authorities said.

A two-hour firefight broke out when more than 100 armed men attacked the jail in Kidapawan city at about 1am, jail warden Peter John Bonggat told local radio station in Manila.

At least 158 prisoners had escaped from the prison that housed1,511 inmates, Bonggat said.

Although it was unclear how many of those were linked to the attackers or were just other inmates who took advantage of the chaos, but the police were able to re-arrest four of the escaped prisoners, he added.