In a brazen attack, Taliban fighters assaulted the main prison in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday night, blowing up the mud walls, killing 15 guards and freeing around 1,200 inmates. Among the escapees were about 350 Taliban members, including commanders, would-be suicide bombers and assassins, said Ahmed Wali Karzai, the head of Kandahar’s provincial council and a brother of President Hamid Karzai.
“It is very dangerous for security. They are the most experienced killers and they all managed to escape,” he said by telephone from Kandahar.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said that the attack was carried out by 30 insurgents on motorbikes and two suicide bombers, and that they had freed about 400 Taliban members, The Associated Press reported.
- THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE IF THESE 350 TALIBAN WERE HELD IN REMOTE EXTERNAL PRISONS LIKE GITMO.
- WE SHOULDN'T CLOSE GITMO DOWN: WE NEED MORE GITMOS.
- AND WE NEED TO KEEP THE ACLU OUT OF THESE PRISONS.
- UNLESS THEY'RE ALSO SERVING TIME!