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Taliban rebels escape from Kabul prison

The seven men broke out of Pul-e Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul on Sunday, director of the country's prisons said.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 17:13 IST

Seven mid-ranking Taliban rebels have escaped from Afghanistan's main high-security prison, officials said on Tuesday.

The men broke out of Pul-e Charkhi prison, on the outskirts of the capital of Kabul, on Sunday, said Gen Abdul Salam Bakshi, the director of the country's prisons.

He said the men had been sentenced to between 16 and 17 years in prison, but he had no other details about their identities or how they escaped.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 15:10 IST