Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Afghan police and 65 Taliban escapees captured

Afghan police backed by NATO troops, managed to capture on Tuesday to 65 group of 476 Taliban prisoners who escaped en masse from a jail in southern Afghanistan on Monday. The prisoners managed to leave Sarpoza prison through a tunnel dug 360 meters and his accomplices for five months. Afghan troops and NATO forces stationed in the province began a search of little known and have managed to escape arrest and 65 prisoners, according to a source in the governor's office.

Government officials said they have collected descriptions of all prisoners to be easy to find. Two of the fugitives were killed on Monday while resisting arrest. The mass escape highlights the weakness of the Afghan security forces should gradually take over the country from international troops, which provide for complete withdrawal in late 2014.

Afghan officials and NATO admitted that the escape is a blow to the US-led forces, mostly after they achieved some progress in the provinces of Kandahar and Helmand in recent months.

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