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19 prisoners escape in major jailbreak in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

At least 19 prisoners escaped in a major jailbreak in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, also known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday, prompting security authorities to launch a manhunt.

The incident occurred in the Rawlakot district where inmates overpowered the jail security personnel and escaped, while one of the escapees who got injured during the gunfire, succumbed to injuries at the hospital, city police chief Riaz Mughal told reporters.

He said a manhunt has been launched to recapture the prisoners, and all entry and exit points of the area have been sealed.

The escapees include six death row prisoners.


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