Latest update (12:30am PST): ISPR confirmed that a military unit is participating in cordoned off the prison and fight the attackers. It is reported that 4 people were injured in the attack. From initial investigation it seems that attackers entered from the back of the jail near Girls Degree college and vegetable market. TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid accepted the responsibility for this attack. He informed the media over phone that around 100 militants took part in the attack including suicide bombers. Intelligence reports say that 45 high value militants are in the jail that house 5000 prisoners. Deputy Commissioner of D I Khan has imposed a curfew in the area for security purposes.
Unconfirmed reports are received from the residents of Dera Ismail Khan that a group of terrorists have attacked the central jail to release their comrades. According to police sources no terrorist is missing from jail but the firing continues between the attackers and law enforcement agencies.
There are around 250 known terrorist incarcerated in D I Khan jail. The jail is located in the central part of the city which endangers life of local residents. There has been frequent request by the residents to relocate the jail to a place outside the city.