Jan 5, 2014, 8:10 PM
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Pakistani troops called out after clash in jail

Islamabad, Jan. 5,IRNA -- Troops were called out to control the situation after two groups clashed in a main Pakistani prison on Sunday, officials said.

Jail sources said that six inmates were injured in the clash in Peshawar central jail.

There were no details as to what caused the incident and who had been involved.

The jail authorities called the army to help restore order to the main prison.

There are dozens of Taliban and other militant prisoners in the jail and the authorities are also on alert.

A Pakistani doctor, who helped the American forces reach al-Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden is also languishing in the Peshawar jail.

Sources said that the security forces searched the jail after the clash and security was tightened after the incident.

Security has been enhanced for prisons following attacks on two main jails in the northwest by the Taliban militants. Taliban had freed hundreds of their prisoners during the attacks.