Taliban militants free hundreds from Afghanistan prison

June 14th, 2008 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS  

Kandahar, June 14 (DPA) Taliban militants attacked a prison in southern Afghanistan late Friday, killing the guards and setting hundreds of inmates including jailed Taliban comrades free, officials said. The commando-style attack, carried out by suicide bombers and other militants using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades, broke the entrance of Kandahar province main jail, a police official who did not want to be named told DPA.

Small arms fire and thundering sounds could be heard for hours, Mohmoud, a citizen from Kandahar city, said.

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