Yemen: Al-Qaeda prisoners escape jail
The security chaos in Yemen goes on. On Wednesday, over 60 Al-Qaeda prisoners managed to escape from a jail in the south of the country after clashing with guards. One guard was killed and two others were injured, security and medical officials told AFP.
The prisoners fled the central jail in al-Mukalla, capital of the Hadramawt province, into the nearby mountains after they seized some of the guards' arms, a security official said.
Spokesman for the civil society organizations in Hadramawt, Nasser Bakazzuz, accused the authorities of helping the Al-Qaeda prisoners to escape in order to create more chaos.
"The regime is living its last days and wants to create chaos in Hadramawt province ... there was no attack by Al-Qaeda on the jail to free prisoners," Bakazzuz said.
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