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Taliban break more than 450 inmates out of Afghan prison

• AP
Taliban militants dug a lengthy tunnel underground and into the main jail in Kandahar city and whisked out more than 450 prisoners, most of whom were Taliban fighters, officials and insurgents said Monday.

The massive overnight jailbreak in Afghanistan’s second-largest city underscores the Afghan government’s continuing weakness in the south despite an influx of international troops, funding and advisers. Kandahar city, in particular, has been a focus of the international effort to establish a strong Afghan government presence in former Taliban strongholds.


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Comment by Chip Saunders
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 I guess the Taliban watch old American war movies. Although they dug into the prison instead of out, this is obviously the Afghan version of THE GREAT ESCAPE.

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