Afghan Taliban storm jail, release hundreds of prisoners




 
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Afghan Taliban storm jail, release hundreds of prisoners
 
September 14th, 2015  
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Afghan Taliban storm jail, release hundreds of prisoners
By Mustafa Andalib GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents stormed a mud fort being used as a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 400 inmates, and then attacked troops rushing to help, officials said. The latest Taliban prison raid, on the outskirts of the central city of Ghazni, comes after setbacks for the government in different parts of the country and deadly attacks in Kabul which have dashed hopes for peace talks. A Reuters reporter outside the prison in Ghazni, 120 km (75 miles) southwest of the capital, Kabul, 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.




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