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Indian police gun down escaped Islamist prisoners

Police personnel guarding outside Bhopal Central Jail

By: Eastern Eye Staff

POLICE in India gunned down eight Islamists today (October 31) after they escaped from a high-security jail by slitting the throat of a prison guard and scaling the walls with knotted bedsheets. The members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had staged the breakout from the prison in Bhopal by attacking and murdering the warder with sharpened prison-issue steel kitchen plates in the middle of celebrations to mark Diwali. Police said they were later cornered on the outskirts of the city in the central state of Madhya Pradesh but resisted efforts to take them back into custody…

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