Over 350 inmates escape after prison break in Afghanistan

Updated: 2015-09-14 13:07


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GHAZNI -- More than 350 inmates escaped at early hours of Monday after Taliban militants attacked a prison in eastern Afghanistan's province of Ghazni, said an official.

"The militants attacked the main provincial jail at around 2:00 a.m. local time. Several security forces and militants were killed following the clash. A massive operation has started now to arrest the escapees," the official said.