A man rides past Kandahar's main jail in Kandahar April ...
Apr 25th, 2011
(Reuters) - A man rides past Kandahar's main jail in Kandahar April 25, 2011. Insurgents tunnelled into the main jail in Afghanistan's volatile Kandahar province on Monday, freeing hundreds of prisoners, including many Taliban commanders, a serious setback for U.S. forces who hope to start withdrawing in coming months. REUTERS/Stringer (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) -
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