Over 50 dead in Taliban attack to release prisoners

H/T Magic Martin

Taliban attack courthouse in failed bid to free inmates, leaving 53 people dead in Afghanistan

KABUL – Insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms launched a suicide attack and stormed a courthouse Wednesday in a failed bid to free Taliban inmates, killing at least 44 people, half of them shot in the basement.

The attack — one of the deadliest in the more than 11-year-old war — began about 8:30 a.m. when nine men wearing suicide vests drove into the capital of Farah province in western Afghanistan, evading checkpoints by using army vehicles, according to the provincial police chief. The standoff ended some eight hours later when the last gunman was killed.

Insurgents have stepped up assaults targeting the Farah provincial government in recent months as they vie for control of an area bordering Iran to the west and Helmand province to the east. Farah has become increasingly volatile as the site of a growing drug trade after military offensives in neighbouring areas.

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3 Replies to “Over 50 dead in Taliban attack to release prisoners”

  1. As sure as Amen in the church! Within 2 years the talibans are back in business, sharing the profits from drugs and abuse of common people with district warlords. There is no cure for islamic culture……..

  2. Here is more (of very likely) equivalent stuff:

    Pakistan attack: Deadly raid on Peshawar power plant (BBC, April 2, 2013):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21999352
    “At least seven people have been killed in an attack by dozens of militants on an electricity plant on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Peshawar. A policeman and a plant employee were killed? on the spot and nine people were taken hostage, police said. Five bodies were later recovered from a nearby field but the whereabouts of the four remaining hostages are unknown…”

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