Tag Archives: Afganistan

Afghanistan: Hundreds escape from Kandahar prison

by reuters

More than 470 inmates at a prison in southern Afghanistan have escaped through a tunnel hundreds of metres long and dug from outside the jail.

Officials in the city of Kandahar said that many of those who escaped were Taliban insurgents.

The Kandahar provincial governor’s office said some had since been recaptured but gave no further details. Continue reading

Iranian engineers abducted in Afghanistan

by bbc.co.uk

At least seven Iranian engineers have been kidnapped in western Afghanistan, Iranian media reported on Monday, citing officials. (cnn.com)

Iran’s state-run Press TV said that seven engineers were kidnapped, while the semi-official Fars News Agency said that 12 Iranian engineers were taken, in addition to five Afghan nationals.

It was not immediately clear which, if either report was correct. CNN could not independently confirm the details. Continue reading