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July 30, 2013

Hundreds more inmates freed after latest Taliban prison attack

  • 250+ inmates in Pakistan were freed on Monday after the Taliban attacked a jail outside the city of Dera Ismail Khan, leaving six policemen dead in the process. Roughly 70 Taliban fighters poured through a hole in the jail’s wall, created by a bomb blast felt miles away from the facility, and at least 24 wanted terrorists have been confirmed to be among those who escaped. source
16:02 // 8 months ago
July 27, 2013

Huge jailbreak from Libyan prison near Benghazi

  • 1000+inmates escaped from the al-Kwafiya prison in Libya today, located near the city of Benghazi. The large-scale jailbreak took place amid some citywide tumult, with protests following yesterday’s assassination of Abdelsalam al-Mismari, a Libyan lawyer and early anti-Gaddafi activist who also opposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s presence in Libya, though whether the events are connected is unclear. The AP reports a security officer claims most of those inmates escaped were facing serious charges. source
19:54 // 8 months ago
July 23, 2013

Dual prison attacks free hundreds of captured al-Qaeda members in Iraq

  • 500+ incarcerated al-Qaeda members were freed on Monday following attacks on two Iraqi prisons, including Baghdad’s infamous Abu Ghraib facility, lead to the deaths of more than two dozen local security force members. The attacks were the apparent culmination of a year-long “Breaking the Walls” campaign which was revealed by local al-Qaeda leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last July. source
19:56 // 8 months ago
February 21, 2012

Massive Mexican prison riot: Not exactly what it seems?

  • whatIn a Mexican prison, 44 prisoners died in an early-morning riot Sunday. The riot, wich lasted around two hours, stemmed from a conflict between two cell blocks of around 750 prisoners each, many of whom were held without convictions. It was one of the deadliest prison riots since the Drug War gained steam.
  • why? Some rioters may have belonged to rival gang factions. Those rivals were normally separated within the prison, however, leading some to suspect that the guards used the fight as a cover to allow for a prison escape. The guards on duty at the time have been detained, along with their supervisors and the director of the prison. source

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0:58 // 2 years ago