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Afghans Fail to Recapture 41 Taliban Escapees

Afghan authorities said Sunday they had so far failed to recapture any of the 41 Taliban prisoners who made an audacious tunnel escape from the main prison in the southern city of Kandahar. Government officials said the Friday night escape could not have been carried out without the assistance of guards. And a Taliban commander, Mullah Sabir, told Reuters on Sunday the group paid bribes of $2,000 to the prison authorities for each of the escapees. Sabir said some had already reached their destinations, but he did not say where these were. They included Mawlavi Abdullah, the brother of former Taliban defense minister Obaidullah, and a commander named Aziz Agha. Full Story

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