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Al Jazeera English - News - Prisoners Escape After Taliban Raid

Al Jazeera English - News - Prisoners Escape After Taliban Raid
Taliban fighters have attacked the main prison in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, blasting through its entrance and engaging in a gun battle with police.

Nearly all of the estimated 1,150 prisoners, including some 400 Taliban, have escaped, Afghan officials have said.

Fighters attacked the main prison in Kandahar on Friday with a car bomb and rockets, killing police and freeing prisoners, according to the officials.