Taliban attack prison in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 18: Taliban militants attacked a prison with rockets in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province and set free four inmates, police said Friday.

“A group of Taliban rebels targeted the prison in the provincial capital Maimana with four rockets late Thursday, enabling four militants to escape,” Xinhua quoted Mohammad Naeem Andarabi, deputy head of provincial police, as saying.

He also confirmed that the rocket attack and clash with militants had left two police and a Taliban fighter dead.