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Unsuccessful Baghdad jailbreak had inside help

Unsuccessful Baghdad jailbreak had inside help

Iraq's interior ministry says that an unsuccessful jailbreak attempt earlier this month which left 17 people dead had inside help.
Tuesday's statement also blamed some security personnel of negligence at the ministry's compound where high-profile insurgents are detained.
A group of al-Qaida-linked prisoners tried to overpower guards and escape from a prison on the ministry's compound. The melee began late on May 7 and lasted several hours into the night.
The statement said the aim was to free about 200 al-Qaida in Iraq operatives including those accused of masterminding a bloody church siege last fall that killed dozens.
The statement said that some tools and materials were slipped into the prison, but gave no other details.


Updated : 2021-06-16 22:03 GMT+08:00