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Afghanistan prison attack flees 436 inmates

ISLAMABAD, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- An attack by Taliban rebels on a prison in Afghanistanآ’s southern Ghazni province enabled hundreds of inmates to flee, said officials on Monday.
The Ghazni attorney, Abdul Rashid said that four policemen guarding the prison were killed and six others wounded in the daring Taliban assault, which led to the escape of 436 inmates.
Deputy provincial governor, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said, "Six Taliban insurgents wearing military uniforms attacked Ghazni prison. First they detonated a car bomb in front of the gate, fired an RPG and then raided the prison." According to local media, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming the attack said that 10 suicide bombers attacked the jail, an incident that triggered a clash in the Khuda-i-Dad area on the outskirts of the city.
Earlier in 2011, around 500 Taliban fighters and commanders escaped from a prison in an audacious jailbreak in southern Kandahar province. (end) sbk.tg