Official: 3 killed in failed Afghan prison break

(Getty Images/File)
(Getty Images/File)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 8/24 9:49 am

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two prisoners and a child were killed during an attempted prison break in southern Afghanistan.

The chief of police for Zabul province in southeastern Afghanistan, Ghulam Saki Roghlewanai, says some explosives had been placed earlier near a prison wall. He says the explosion Sunday was triggered by a child although it wasn't clear whether the child did it intentionally.

The police official says after the explosion two Taliban prisoners inside tried to grab the weapons of the police guards.

He says the police managed to shoot and kill the two Taliban prisoners. He says two officers were also wounded in the incident.

The militants have staged some elaborate prison breaks to free their comrades, including a 2011 incident in Kandahar that freed more than 400 inmates.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.