Afghanistan recaptures 65 inmates; hundreds at large after escape
Monday's breakout was the second at the prison in the past three years: As many as 1,000 inmates escaped in 2008.
April 26th, 2011
10:40 AM ET

Afghanistan recaptures 65 inmates; hundreds at large after escape

Afghan authorities said Tuesday they have recaptured 65 of the more than 400 inmates who slipped out of a southern Afghanistan prison a day earlier through a nearly quarter-mile tunnel dug beneath the compound.

A massive search operation continues to find the others - many of them insurgent fighters, said the Kandahar governor's office.

The Taliban issued a statement taking responsibility for the escape from the prison in Kandahar, the Taliban's birthplace. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahed said digging the tunnel took five months. The escape took four and a half hours, he said.

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  1. pamiri

    Don't capture those who escaped, capture those who paved the wat for the to flee, that they are working in the governement and you know better them, take care don't be in mistake, capture them otherwise the time would be late

    April 28, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    6 to 9 US soldier and military advisors killed. Another setback for the americans.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. pamiri

    Bin ladin is alos the one puppet of the ISI, and he is the one who defame the name of Islam, with his allied Mullah Humar, the slave of Pakistanies and Arabs, they would be defeat as soon as god, wants

    April 26, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cameron

    Again? We need to get out of there as fast as possible!

    April 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    The remaining Taliban will be sufficient to kill many US soldiers.

    April 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Napoli

      Really? Just US soldiers or Any soldier and civilians (foreign or domestic)?

      Bravo – That's the way to keep the fires burning.

      April 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Even other foreign or domestic of course. They are all enemies and/or intruders.

      April 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Napoli

        Seems like no one is safe, then. No one.....what is it yuou want? Burry your head in the sand?

        April 27, 2011 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Napoli

    My applause and thanks to those who feel differently and are making a difference by un-screwing a screwed up mess and trying to make their country a better place. These guys are getting paid, How Much? And can care less because they have balls to stand up to tyrants and change and shape the world they live in. Great job guys....now get the jerk(s) who conspired!

    April 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew Lubin

      Thank you Napoli,you're right. We can greatly help to unscrew the mess in Afghaistan by getting the you know what out of there. We need to indict George W.Bush and his henchmen for getting in there in the first place.

      April 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Napoli

    My applause and thanks to those who feel differently and are making a difference by un-screwing a screwed up mess and trying to make their country a better place. These guys are getting paid, How Much? And can care less because they have balls to stand up to tirents and change and shape the world they live in. Great job guys....now get the jerk(s) who conspired!

    April 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gary Johndro

    YABBA-DABBA-DOO-DOO-DOO!!! How happy that makes me!!!! We got to win and how,or otherwise, how will we build the glorious American,Anglo-French Empire???

    April 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Such is to be expected from someone like you with your Tea Party mentality! This news literally makes me want to puke but I guess that the right-wing fanatics will eat it up!!!

      April 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew Lubin

        Thank you,Bubba. I feel the same way.

        April 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |