Accessibility links

Breaking News

Investigation Into Deadly Gunfight at Afghan Prison

The Afghan government has begun an investigation of Friday's deadly rebellion led by five inmates at the Pul-i-Charki prison near Kabul.

Officials are trying to determine if the inmates - who have been linked to the al-Qaida terrorist network - were attempting to escape as initially believed or were trying to attack other inmates, particularly three U.S. citizens jailed for torturing Afghan terrorist suspects.

The inmates killed four of the prison's guards and wounded several others. Two of the prisoners were killed in the ensuing battle.

Two others were killed later in the day when Afghan soldiers stormed the prison to regain control of the facility. A fifth inmate was wounded and is in police custody for questioning.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.