Middle East

30 prisoners killed, 40 escape in Iraq jail break

Six guards and 30 detainees were killed in a prison break north of Baghdad during which 40 inmates also escaped, an interior ministry spokesman said Saturday.
The spokesman said the break on Friday started when an inmate took a weapon from a warden at the prison on the main police compound in Khalis, a town around 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad.

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