Afghanistan: Taliban stages mass jail-break in Kandahar

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April 25, 2011
Al Jazeera [Qatar]    
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"Around 541 members of the Taliban, including military commanders, escaped from Kandahar city's main jail via a 320 metre-long tunnel. A Taliban official on Monday confirmed the overnight escape, boasting that the prison break had been 'very well-planned' and that it was five months in the making, Al Jazeera's Qais Azimy, reporting from Kabul, said. However, police in Kandahar claimed later on Monday that they had recaptured 26 prisoners, and that two of them were killed." (04/25/11)

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