Monday, April 25, 2011

Taliban's Great Escape

Now, for a human interest story:
"During the long Afghan winter, Taliban insurgents were apparently busy underground.
The militants say they spent more than five months building a 1,050-foot tunnel to the main prison in southern Afghanistan, bypassing government checkpoints, watch towers and concrete barriers topped with razor wire.
The diggers finally poked through Sunday and spent 4 1/2 hours ferrying away more than 480 inmates without a shot being fired, according to the Taliban and Afghan officials. Most of the prisoners were Taliban militants.
Accounts of the extraordinary prison break, carried out in the dead of night, suggest collusion with prison guards, officials or both."

I understand now what it means when we say the Taliban is digging into the mountains. 

2 comments:

Gino said...

great, now we'll have to kill more of them.

Palm boy said...

I'm thinking its convenient for all government parties involved, as we now have continued reason to stay at war.