Assailants free dozens from jail

From Times Wire Reports

Suspected Muslim guerrillas used a grenade launcher to punch a hole in a jail wall, then freed three suspected bombers and dozens of other inmates, Philippine officials said.

At least 25 men with launchers and rifles destroyed the locks of six cells at the North Cotabato provincial jail in southern Kidapawan city, allowing 48 inmates to escape, deputy warden Redentor Marasigan said.