11 caught trying to escape Iraq jail

August 7th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 7 (IANS) Eleven Al Qaeda prisoners was caught trying to tunnel out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison using a frying pan and a part of a ceiling fan, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Jail breaks are common in Iraq. The Abu Ghraib prison, on the outskirts of Baghdad, became infamous after an abuse scandal by US soldiers.

The justice ministry said 11 “dangerous prisoners” dug down three metres and had tunneled along 20 metres before they were discovered.

The Iraqi government is concerned that Sunni militants will get a boost from the insurgency in neighbouring Syria, where Sunni rebels are battling President Bashar al-Assad.

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