At least four inmates of Gilgit’s District Jail overnight tried to escape free by breaking the main gate of the premises. Two of them managed to flee; one was killed and the other was arrested in wounded state.
Taking notice of the jailbreak, the police high-ups suspended four jail officials including jail superintendent. The security forces opened fire at the absconding prisoners, killing one and injuring the other. However, two terrorists managed to break free.
According to the security sources, the incident took place at District Jail Gilgit where four terrorists involved in the killing of 11 people including ten foreign tourists in Nanga Parbat Mountain were kept. These tourists were assassinated on June 24, 2013 in a Nanga Parbat base-camp.
Following the incident, the security forces kick-started search operation in the area. It should be mentioned here that that it was decided that the terrorists will be tried in a military court established under National Action Plan.