Al Qaeda released 500 in Iraq last week. This could be 250 more. Note that the gunmen were wearing police uniforms — which means they were either police, which could well be since there is no effort made to keep jihadis out of such groups, or were just deceiving their targets. After all, Muhammad said, “War is deceit.” “Major attack on Pakistani prison holding Taliban militants,” from the Independent (Ireland), July 29:
GRENADE wielding gunmen battled Pakistani security forces during a sophisticated midnight attack on a major prison holding hundreds of Taliban and other militants, police have said.
Fighting continued into the early hours of Tuesday and security forces said they had imposed a curfew on the city, Dera Ismail Khan, 200 miles (320 km) west of Lahore.
Up to 40 gunmen wearing police uniforms launched their attack by blowing up the electricity line to the prison and detonating heavy explosions that breached the outer walls, said provincial prisons chief Khalid Abbas.
“It’s completely dark in there. We don’t know what’s going on but there is fighting,” he said.
The militants fought their way inside using rocket propelled grenades and machineguns, district police chief Sohail Khalid said.
Mushtaq Jadoon, the town’s civil commissioner, said dozens of prisoners had escaped. “The Taliban have loudspeakers and they are calling the names of their friends,” he said….
The prison houses around 5,000 prisoners. Around 250 of them are Pakistani Taliban and members of banned sectarian groups such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni militant group that has killed hundreds of Shi’ite civilians this year.