Taliban attack on Afghan prison frees hundreds
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(AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad)[/caption]An attack early on the jail in Ghazni has led to 350-400 Taliban forces escaping. From Time:More than 350 inmates escaped from a jail in the city of Ghazni in central Afghanistan after a raid by Taliban forces early Monday morning.Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy provincial governor of Ghazni province, said that the assault began at around 2:30 a.m. local time when six insurgents clad in military uniforms detonated a car bomb at the gates of the prison, al-Jazeera reported. They then fired a rocket-propelled grenade and stormed the facility. At least four police officers and three Taliban fighters were killed in the offensive, which lasted for several hours.
“In this operation, 400 of our innocent countrymen were freed … and were taken to mujahedin-controlled areas,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement taking responsibility for the attack. Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry put the number of escapees at 355.See the rest of the article at Time.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]