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18 Al-Qaeda inmates escape from prison

IANS  |  Aden 

Eighteen inmates of the Yemen-based branch managed to escape from a prison controlled by the Shiite Houthi rebels in province, an has said.

According to the security source, who preferred to remain anonymous, the escape followed a rebellion that erupted on Saturday inside the Political Security (Intelligence) prison controlled by in province, reported.

"The guards around the prison who were badly injured failed to resist or put down the prisoners rebellion," the source said.

"Even the weapons of the guards were seized by the al-Qaida inmates who fled to unknown locations," the source added.

The network mostly operating in eastern and southern provinces, has been responsible for many high-profile attacks against security forces in the country.

Scores of militants are engaged in the ongoing fighting against the Shiite in province and other Yemeni provinces.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 07:06 IST
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