A total of 219 inmates have escaped from a jail in Karamoja, a remote, semi-arid northeastern region, some with weapons and ammunition, said a military spokeswoman.
The inmates, both Brazilians and Paraguayans, made their getaway through a tunnel they had built from the prison in the border city of Pedro Juan Caballero.
A gun battle broke out between prisoners and security forces after authorities launched an operation to halt the smuggling of weapons inside a prison in Ciudad Victoria.
The US Supreme Court denies state's request to vacate the Arkansas Supreme Court stay on Monday's executions. Arkansas planned to execute eight inmates before the end of April, timing it before one of its lethal injection drugs expires.
The riot was sparked by a fight between two rival drug gangs in a prison in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.
Police shoot dead eight prisoners who had escaped from a high security jail in India by slitting the throat of a guard.
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