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Eight prisoners escaped from Indian jail shot dead: official

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Eight suspected militants were shot dead by police on Monday after they escaped from a high security jail in India by slitting the throat of a prison guard, an official said. The members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had staged an overnight breakout from the prison in Bhopal by attacking a warder in their cell with sharpened prison-issue steel plates. They then managed to scale several walls inside the prison by tying together bedsheets. Police said they had been later…