Democracy Now: Iraq: Prison Attack Kills At Least 12, Frees Dozens of Prisoners

An attack at a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit has killed at least a dozen people and freed more than 80 prisoners. Reports on the details vary. A local official told the Associated Press prisoners had seized weapons from a prison storeroom, while other sources said militants attacked from the outside. A gun battle reportedly stretched for at least eight hours before authorities regained control. The prison houses inmates with ties to al-Qaeda, and some were awaiting execution.

~ by wheresthemic on September 28, 2012.

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