Baku, August 28, AZERTAC
About 50 fully armed men raided the Lanao Del Sur provincial jail in the Philippines Saturday night, freed 28 inmates along with eight suspected local terrorists, the police reported Sunday morning, according to the Update Philippines news website.
A police report reaching said that aside from freeing the inmates, the armed men disarmed the jail guards, captured jail officer Modaser Manwang and carted away assorted high powered firearms.
Police investigating the incident, said that no casualties were reported because the jail guards did not put up a fight. Seized were one M16 rifle, one M14 assault rifle, and the patrol car assigned at the Lanao Del Sur Provincial jail, the police report said.
Manwang and 20 other inmates were released later in the village of Caloocan in Marawi City, the police report said.