One killed in Afghan prison riot
KABUL: One prisoner has been killed and six people including three policemen injured during a clash at a jail in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday.
The incident took place on Monday night in the city of Kandahar, the former stronghold of the ultra-Islamic Taliban regime. “One prisoner was killed and six others including three police were injured in Kandahar prison,” city police director General Salim Khan told AFP, declining to give more details.
The trouble started when an inmate attacked a prison police guard and opened fire, injuring him and two other policemen, a police source said. In a subsequent exchange of fire the attacker was killed and three prisoners were wounded, the source said. afp