|2015 Ghazni prison escape|
|Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)|
Ghazni province location
|Afghan National Police||Taliban insurgents|
|Casualties and losses|
|4 policemen killed||7 Taliban killed|
Taliban militants on Monday stormed into a prison outside the city of Ghazni in September 14 of 2015, freeing more than 355 inmates (out of 436 housed at the prison). At least 148 of the escapees are considered to be a serious threat to national security.
Gunmen and three suicide bombers attacked the prison early on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Taliban spokesperson said that the group had carried out the attack and said that there were gunmen and three suicide bombers involved in the attack.
at least four police guards were killed and seven others were wounded, and that three Taliban fighters were also killed in the early morning battle. The interior ministry said 355 of the prison's 436 inmates escaped. Most were charged with crimes against national security and other criminal offences.
Resposnsibility of the attack
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid Assumed the responsibility for the attacks.
- War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)
- Sarposa prison attack of 2008
- Sarposa prison tunneling escape of 2011
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