3 in­mates killed in Philip­pine jail­break

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Three in­mates were killed on Sun­day and an­other was wounded af­ter es­cap­ing from jail in a south­ern Philip­pine is­land that is the strong­hold of mil­i­tants, po­lice said. The ca­su­al­ties were among 14 pris­on­ers who es­caped from a po­lice sta­tion jail in war-torn Jolo, au­thor­i­ties said. Jolo is a base of the Abu Sayyaf kid­nap-for-ran­som group and some of the in­mates were linked to the mil­i­tants, ac­cord­ing to pro­vin­cial po­lice chief Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Mario Buyuc­can.

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