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Afghanistan: Prison riot kills 4 inmates, 33 injured including police

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Four inmates lost their lives while 33 others, including 20 police officers, were injured after riots broke out at the here on Tuesday (local time).

The clash began after the police started searching some cells at the prison, according to Afghanistan's

"and had ordered a search of Special Narcotics Blocks of Four buildings were searched in the morning. But later violence broke out at midday during the search of remaining buildings after a group of prisoners attacked police, injuring 10 police officers," Nasrat Rahimi, a from the ministry, told

The police personnel fired in the air during the face-off, which saw the inmates trying to grab the police forces' weapons. The situation was later brought under control.

Investigations have been launched into the incident.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 06:00 IST