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Taliban Frees Hundreds of Prisoners

Taliban insurgents have stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan, releasing hundreds of prisoners. The well-organized attack began with a suicide car bombing that allowed other rebels to get into the prison, said Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy provincial governor of the eastern Ghazni province. Afghan officials say there were a total of 436 prisoners in the complex, of which 355 escaped during the siege. The government said 148 of the escapees "were threats to national...

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