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4 Afghan Taleban Fugitives Recaptured


Interpol police in Afghanistan says four Taleban prisoners who escaped from one of Afghanistan's prisons earlier this year have been recaptured in Bulgaria and Uzbekistan.

The Interpol chief said Monday that the four men were captured last month. Two were captured in Bulgaria and two in Uzbekistan, and they will be sent back to Afghanistan as soon as identification procedures have been completed.

The four were among seven Taleban inmates who disguised themselves as visitors to escape the high security Pol-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul. The other three remain at large.

At the time of the escape, the prisoners did not wear special uniforms. So the seven militants duped the guards by marking their hands with a fake ink stamp similar to one used to identify visitors to the jail.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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