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Hundreds of Inmates Escape in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - Officials in Iraq now say hundreds of inmates have escaped from high-security prisons that were stormed by insurgents Sunday.

Attackers armed with mortars and machines guns launched coordinated late-night assaults on two prisons that are home to thousands of prisoners including convicted al-Qaida militants.

Officials say dozens of people were killed in the gun battles that followed.

 

 

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