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Taliban Suspects Escape an Afghan Prison

Up to 40 Taliban suspects and other prisoners escaped from a prison in the southern city of Kandahar, Afghan officials said Saturday. The prisoners, among them the brother of one of the country’s most wanted men, had dug a well-constructed 30-yard-long tunnel from their cell and made a clean getaway at midnight Friday, said the deputy provincial governor, Muhammad Anas. Two important Taliban members were among those who escaped, he said. They were Mullah Abdul Hadi, the brother of the former Taliban defense minister, Maulavi Obeidullah, and Aziz Agha, who was believed to have been behind a recent campaign of burning schools and laying mines in Kandahar, he said. Not all of the prisoners who escaped were Taliban suspects. Some were members of another anti-government party, Hesb-e-Islami, and some were common criminals, another official said. Full Story

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