November 18, 2010 - 02:19:04
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Thirty prisoners escaped from northern Baghdad’s Tasfirat prison, following clashes with the prison guards, a security source in Baghdad said on Thursday.
“Clashes erupted on Wednesday night between the guards and prisoners in northern Baghdad’s Tasfirat prison, in which firearms were used, leaving some prisoners wounded and causing chaos that helped 30 prisoners to escape from the prison,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The source said that that the majority of the runaway prisoners were inhabitants of eastern Baghdad’s al-Shaab district and were detained in accordance with Article 4 of the law on terrorism on charges of involvement in murders during the sectarian incidents that took place in Baghdad.
He added that the security forces have launched a campaign searching for the escaped prisoners