Manhunt underway after mass prison escape in Philippines; guard killed


A manhunt continues in the Philippines after an armed raid led to a mass prison escape.

As many as 158 inmates fled the North Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan City in the southern Philippines early Wednesday after armed men attacked the compound, according to Xavier Solda, the spokesman for the Philippines Bureau of Jail Management and Penology .

Over 100 armed men has attacked the facility. The firefight lasted two hours. One jail officer was killed and another was injured during the conflict.

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