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Dozen Escape In Taliban Prison Break

Afghan officials said at least 14 criminals, including Taliban fighters, escaped after a bomb blew a hole in a wall at a prison in the country's north.

The explosion occurred on June 7 at the jail in Sar-e-Pul Province.

At least three prisoners were killed and more than two dozen injured in the incident, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility.

Taliban spokesman Yusuf Ahmadi confirmed that the attack was conducted by two groups of Taliban fighters, adding that 10 Afghan police were killed during the attack.

The claim of police casualties wasn't confirmed by officials.

Based on reporting by dpa and AFP