By Octavio Abea
Taliban militants raided a prison in northwest Pakistan freeing 384 prisoners in an attack that injured four prison officials and lasted more than two hours, Sunday, according to officials.
The attack happened Sunday morning in the city of Bannu, which has a heavy militant presence, and was an attempt to free other Taliban militants, officials said, CNN reports.
The display of strength by the Taliban involved automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades to make their way into the prison as they shouted "God is great," and "long live the Taliban," officials said, The Associated Press reports.
The targeted prisoners that were freed were awaiting execution for crimes including the assassination of former President Pervez Musharraf and bombings around Pakistan, officials said, CNN reports.
Asimullah Mehsud, a Pakistani spokesman, said that 150 militants made it back safely to Mir Ali, the groups main base of operations, The Associated Press reports.