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Police: Video is of escapee who tried to kill Pakistan's former president

Prisoners escape from Pakistan prison

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  • Police: Video is of Adnan Rashid
  • Rashid was convicted of trying to murder former President Pervez Musharraf
  • 384 inmates escaped the prison Sunday after a Taliban raid

Authorities were still searching Friday for hundreds of inmates that were freed after Taliban militants raided a northwest Pakistan prison, including Adnan Rashid who was convicted of trying to murder former President Pervez Musharraf.

As the search continued, a video has surfaced of a man that police say is Rashid.

In the video, the man says he is feeling fine after getting out of the prison and confirms that he was convicted of trying kill Musharraf. The smiling man said he was supposed to serve a life sentence for the 2003 conviction.

Waqar Ahmed, a senior police official, confirmed that the man in the video is Rashid and also investigators have concluded that Rashid may have been the target of the weekend jailbreak.

Some 384 inmates escaped the prison Sunday morning after hundreds of Taliban militants raided the facility.

The attack took place in the city of Bannu in northwest Pakistan, an area known for a heavy militant presence.

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