FSD01. Faisalabad (Pakistan), 21/12/2014.- A Pakistani Police officer secures central prison as authorities hanged four militants, in Faisalabad, Pakistan, 21 December 2014. Pakistan deployed troops to guard prisons after Taliban insurgents threatened to carry out jailbreaks in response to the executions four militants convicted of involvement in the 2003 botched assassination attempt of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. An estimated 8,000 prisoners are awaiting execution in jails across Pakistan, according to the Interior Ministry. Nearly 30 per cent of them were convicted on terror charges. EFE/EPA/ILYAS SHEIKH EFE/EPA/ILYAS SHEIKH

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A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives Monday outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Pakistan's largest city.

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