It’s almost like they didn’t want them holed up any longer….
More than 150 prisoners escape in Philippines after gunmen storm jail
A hundred gunmen, suspected to be Muslim rebels, kill guard and free prisoners in southern city of Kidapawan
More than 150 inmates of a southern Philippine jail escaped after suspected Muslim rebels 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 believed to have been led by a local Muslim rebel commander attacked the jail in Kidapawan city at about 1am, jail authorities said.
“It’s to rescue their comrades under our custody. It is a rescue operation,” jail warden Peter John Bonggat told local ABS-CBN television.
Bonggat said the attackers were believed to be a breakaway faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the nation’s largest Muslim rebel organisation that is in peace talks with the government.