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Four-Day Riot at Afghan Prison Ends

Authorities have regained control of Afghanistan’s most notorious prison after four days of rioting allegedly sparked by al-Qaida and Taliban convicts, a senior official said Wednesday. One more dead body was found inside the prison, raising the number of inmates killed in the revolt to six. Deputy justice minister Mohammed Qasim Hashimzai said more than 1,300 unruly inmates at Policharki prison, including the 350 Taliban and al-Qaida loyalists accused of fomenting the unrest, were transferred to another block of the prison under official guard. As they cleared out, he said one more prisoner had been found dead. Full Story

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