Afghan Taliban storm jail, release many prisoners - police | Reuters

GHAZNI, Afghanistan Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in the central Afghan city of Ghazni early on Monday, killing police and releasing many prisoners, police said. A Reuters reporter at the scene saw the bodies of two men who appeared to be suicide bombers and a blown-up car that had apparently been used to destroy the main entrance of the jail. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said gunmen and the bombers attacked the prison at 2 a.m

hidden September 14, 2015 09:35:15 IST
Afghan Taliban storm jail, release many prisoners - police
| Reuters

Afghan Taliban storm jail release many prisoners  police
 Reuters

GHAZNI, Afghanistan Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in the central Afghan city of Ghazni early on Monday, killing police and releasing many prisoners, police said.

A Reuters reporter at the scene saw the bodies of two men who appeared to be suicide bombers and a blown-up car that had apparently been used to destroy the main entrance of the jail.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said gunmen and the bombers attacked the prison at 2 a.m. (2200 GMT Sunday) and freed all prisoners.

Security officials would not confirm how many prisoners were in the jail or the number of casualties.

(Reporting by Mustafa Andalib; Writing by Mirwais Harooni; Editing by Paul Tait)

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