Taliban storm Ghazni jail in Afghanistan, releasing hundreds of inmates
Sept.14, Ghazni: Taliban militants including bombers and gunmen have stormed a jail outside the city of Ghazni in central Afghanistan killing at least four policemen and releasing more than 350 prisoners. Seven other police officers were also injured.
The Afghan terror group claimed that all those jailed have been released. The attack were well-organised and wearing uniform, official said.
The deputy provincial governor of Ghazni province Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said one militant blew himself up at the prison gates, allowing others to force open jail cells.
The Taliban confirmed it had carried out the early morning attack. Three of the attackers were killed, according to both Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid and the deputy governor.
The deputy governor claimed that only 80 prisoners were left inside the prison. The jail is about 5km (3 miles) outside Ghazni city, which is about 120km from the capital, Kabul.
It was not immediately clear who the prisoners who escaped were, nor where they had gone, according to BBC news.
The Oslo Times