8 Muslim terror suspect escapees shot dead in India

Indian police gunned down eight Islamists Monday after they escaped from a high-security jail by slitting the throat of a prison guard and scaling the walls with tied-up bedsheets.

The members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had staged the breakout from the prison in Bhopal by attacking a warder with sharpened prison-issue steel kitchen plates in the middle of celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.