Afghan Govt: To Probe Own Security Insiders Helped Taliban in Jailbreak
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Afghani authourities investigating their own prison officals they feel assisted the Taliban in the recent prison raid, it one of the most likely scenarios, as it is well known that the Afghan government officials are pretty rotten to the core, much to the detriment of our men and women fighting to establish democracy.
Afghan govt. to probe whether security insiders helped jailbreak
Doug Schmidt, Canwest News Service, with files from Reuters
KANDAHAR CITY -- The day after a spectacular commando-style prison break staged by the Taliban at southern Afghanistan's biggest prison, the manhunt for hundreds of fugitives -- both militant insurgents and common criminals -- continues with door-to-door searches and roadblocks across Kandahar City.
Afghan federal authorities announced Saturday an investigation into all aspects of the well-co-ordinated Friday night attack on Sarposa Prison, including whether government security officials served as insiders for the Taliban.
At a news conference, top Afghan officials flown in from the capital city of Kabul said they still hadn't determined exactly how many prisoners escaped after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive-filled tanker truck outside Sarposa's main entrance, creating a gaping hole. An estimated 80 Taliban attackers, many brought in on motorcycles, then attacked from all sides in a well-timed assault using rocket-propelled grenades, machine-guns and AK-47s.