Monday, December 12, 2011

15 Al Qaeda Escape

15 Al Qaeda Escape

15 Al-Qaeda prisoners escape from Yemeni jail

Aden (Yemen), Dec 12 (IANS) As many as 15 Al-Qaeda prisoners escaped through a tunnel from a Yemeni jail in the port city of Aden Monday, said an official.

About 15 Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) prisoners, including five prisoners who had been sentenced to death, fled the central jail in Aden's Al-Mansoura district after digging a small underground tunnel, Xinhua reported citing a security official who requested anonymity.

Some other inmates also fought their way out of the jail along with the AQIM prisoners, he said.

The escaping Al-Qaeda prisoners were convicted on terrorism charges, said the official adding that the police have launched investigations.