By Shannon Corrigan
At least 380 prisoners, including a minimum of 20 insurgents, were freed after Taliban militants attacked a prison in northwest Pakistan, UKPA reports.
The goal behind the jailbreak included the freeing of General Pervez Mushraff, a notorious Islamic militant who was involved in an assassination attempt against Pakistan's former military ruler, CBS News reports.
The raid of greater than 100 fighters displayed the strength of the uprising gripping the nuclear-armed country, reports the UKPA. Giving momentum to a movement that has killed thousands of Pakistani officials and ordinary citizens since 2007, the escaped prisoners may now rejoin the fight, reports UKPA.
The Pakistani government ordered a high-level inquiry to "investigate the gaps in security arrangements," the intelligence official told CBS News from Peshawar, in response to the jailbreak, reports CBS.