Interpol issues world-wide alert on Afghan jailbreak

Last Updated: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 18:36

Paris: Interpol has issued a worldwide alert for 417 fugitives of an Afghan jailbreak, including Taliban, considered "a major threat to global security”.

The France-based international police agency says it has issued a so-called Orange Notice for the fugitives who escaped the Sarposa prison in Kandahar on April 24.

Authorities in Afghanistan had said more than 480 inmates escaped the jail through a tunnel dug over a matter of months.

It wasn`t immediately clear why Interpol`s alert concerned a smaller number of fugitives.

The Orange Notice means information on the escapees will be shared among all of Interpol`s 188 member countries.

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First Published: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 18:36

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