In the latest of a series of brazen jailbreaks in Afghanistan, 355 inmates have escaped an Afghan prison following a coordinated overnight attack by Taliban insurgents, an Afghan official and the Taliban said.
The escaped prisoners were mostly Taliban fighters — including some who may have killed American troops.
But it has also come to light that 20 of the prison’s most dangerous inmates had been transferred to another facility exactly one day before the raid. How convenient.
This is not the first time such a huge jailbreak has successfully freed Taliban soldiers (see 2011 and 2010 examples), and experts have frequently cited massive corruption in the Afghanistan government. This implies that at least some of the guards and some government figures must be compliant for these attacks to have such huge success.
Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni province, said Monday that insurgents wearing military uniforms launched a well-organized attack early Monday morning. Four guards were killed and seven others were wounded, while three insurgents were also killed, Ahmadi said.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack on the Ghazni prison in an email sent to the media.
“At least 148 of the escaped inmates are considered to be a serious threat to national security,” an Interior Ministry statement said.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Afghanistan is not one of the States that comprise the Republic of the United States of America. Nor, is Afghanistan either a protectorate or the property of the U.S.. Nor, has Afghanistan either attacked the U.S. or threatened to attack the U.S.. The question is then presented, what right does a military force – that alleges to represent the citizens of the USA – have to attack and attempt to govern Afghanistan? If a military force from Afghanistan were to invade and attack the U.S.A., the military and citizens of the USA would defend the USA from the attacking forces. Defending itself from the unprovoked attack by U.S. forces has been the attempt of the leadership of Afghanistan. Thus, US military who have engaged in the unproved attack on Afghanistan can be expected to be resisted by military methods that result in killing and maiming.
Why has the Bush family entourage disguised this fact, and why do some Americans think that the Bush family entourage has the right to abuse the US military by attacking foreign nations in order to seize their natural resources and wealth ?