Iraq: 17 detainees escape in prison break
Baghdad: An Iraqi police official says 17 detainees have broken out of prison in a northern city.
Police spokesman in Kirkuk city, Brigadier General Sarhat Qadir, said on Friday that 10 of those who escaped from an Interior Ministry detention centre were al Qaeda-affiliated detainees.
Qadir said the detainees escaped at dawn from a small window using rope made of blankets. Police started a manhunt to find them, he said.
Kirkuk, which is 180 miles (290 kilometres) north of Baghdad, is the main oil hub in northern Iraq. It`s been the scene of sporadic insurgent violence and ongoing tensions between the region`s three main groups — Kurds, Arabs and Turkomen.
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