Taliban militants free hundreds from Afghanistan prison

Taliban militants attacked a main prison in southern Afghanistan late Friday, killing the guards and setting hundreds of inmates including jailed Taliban comrades free, officials said...

The commando-style attack, carried out by suicide bombers and other militants using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades, broke the entrance of Kandahar province main jail, a police official who did not want to be named told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

Small arms fire and thundering sounds could be heard for hours, Mohmoud, a citizen from Kandahar city, said.