More than 400 Taliban prisoners esacpe from prison in Afghanistan

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  1. A.V.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04...reak-kandahar/

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – More than 400 inmates — many of them Taliban insurgents — escaped from the main prison in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar overnight through an underground tunnel, an official said Monday.

    The massive jailbreak in Kandahar, the focus of much of the international military effort to defeat the insurgency, is a reminder that the Afghan government is still weak and easily thwarted in the south, despite an influx of international troops, funding and advisers.

    The escape comes after years of security upgrades and tightened procedures at the 1,200-inmate Sarposa Prison following a brazen 2008 Taliban attack that freed 900 prisoners.

    On Sunday night, about 476 prisoners streamed out of a tunnel dug between the prison and the outside and disappeared into Kandahar city, prison supervisor Ghulam Dastagir Mayar said. He said many of the missing were Taliban militants.

    Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the insurgents on the outside dug the 1,050-foot (320-meter ) tunnel to the prison over five months, bypassing government checkpoints. The tunnel finally reached the prison cells Sunday night, and the inmates were led through it to freedom by three prisoners who had been informed of the plan, Mujahid said.

    About 100 of those who escaped were Taliban commanders, and most of the others were fighters with the insurgency, he said.
     
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  3. Virendra

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    This is real bad news :(
     
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    Got to hand it to them. digging a tunnel patiently for five months into the prison complex without getting sighted by satellites, drones or ISAF or Afghan troops means they went about in a very professional manner.

    Afghan Taliban are no longer a rag-tag bunch of country bumpkins.
     
  5. Rahul92

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    Well wait & watch what uncle SAM will do
     
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    Uncle Sam is growing old.

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
  7. LETHALFORCE

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    400 prisoners out of 476 prisoners escaped, the whole prisons was emptied.
     
  8. Rahul92

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    Uncle SAM may be old not his Boys(defence)
     
  9. Rahul92

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    I wonder what the guards were doing
     
  10. LETHALFORCE

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    looking the other way?? sleeping?? To be able to build a 1,000 ft tunnel with out making any noise is unusual?? where was all the dirt from the 1,000 feet hidden?? With all the technology USA has in Afghanistan it still does not beat human ingenuity or a security lapse whatever way you want to view it??
     
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    no noise to break concrete?...
     

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