Afghani Troops stormed the Pul-e Charkhi jail Friday in an attempt to end a standoff that had started in the morning with a failed escape by four
inmates. The four are suspected of once being part of the al-Quad terrorist network. The standoff began when one Iraqi and three Pakistanis
overpowered and killed a guard, then killed three other guards. It appears that two of the four prisoners were killed in gunfire at the time.
Soldiers launched a pre nightfall assault, firing rocket-propelled grenades into the prison, and bringing the death total to four guards and four
prisoners. Soldiers said the last two prisoners had been killed in the assault and that the rebellion had been put down.
Kabul — Afghan troops stormed a notorious prison Friday in an assault aimed at ending a standoff sparked by a bloody escape attempt by four inmates
once suspected of belonging to the al-Qaeda terror organization.
Explosions ripped through the area around the Pul-e Charkhi jail as troops – firing rocket propelled grenades and small arms – launched the assault
just before nightfall. Soldiers reported the last holdouts in the prison were killed, bringing the day's death toll to four inmates and four
The standoff began in the morning when four inmates – three Pakistanis and an Iraqi – overpowered and killed a guard
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What I find puzzling is that the soldiers claimed they had put down the uprising in the jail and it was over but gunfire had started again, I guess
they where just cleaning up any lose ends so to speak.
A job well done by the Afghan soldiers. Its a good thing the Al-Qaida prisoner was unable to contact anyone in the network outside of the prison to
assist in an escape attempt. Though had that occured, it comes to mind if they would have been able to escape regardless. I doubt the group would risk
martyrs to rescue prisoners though.
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