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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:02 AM
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Hundreds of Taliban prisoners escape from Afghan jail
Source: Deutche Welle

Hundreds of Afghan prisoners used a 320-meter long tunnel to escape from a prison in the southern province of Kandahar. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the audacious escape operation.

Almost 500 Taliban prisoners escaped from a prison in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar early on Monday, after their comrades outside spent months digging an underground tunnel.

The Taliban admitted it was behind the escape operation in the militant organization's southern heartland. It claimed over 100 of those who escaped were senior Taliban members. The tunnel was apparently 320 meters long and took five months to complete.

The jailbreak is seen as evidence of the country's chaotic security situation, and a setback for US forces, who hope to start withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan in the coming months.

Read more: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15027875,00.html
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