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Afghan jail under control after deadly riots blamed on Al-Qaeda, Taliban

Afghanistan’s main jail was under control after two days of rioting by 1,300 prisoners which police said was instigated by Al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners and which left four inmates dead. Authorities were preparing to move the prisoners to new facilities after their own were damaged after the revolt erupted late Saturday at Pul-e-Charkhi jail. Negotiators were considering their demands, officials said. The negotiators, led by the government’s reconciliation commission chief Sebghattullah Mujaddadi, had accepted some minor demands and were considering others, Mujaddadi’s spokesman said. Full Story

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