Police retake the control of Afghanistan's largest jail
Afghanistan, Kabul,7 December / Trend corr. A. Hakimi / Five policemen held hostage by prisoners in Kabul's Pul-e-Charqi prison for two days have been released.
The men were freed on Friday, bringing to a close a violent episode in the history of the sprawling jail.
A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) delegation, which was visiting the prison morning, appears to have proved a tempting target to restless convicts who attacked the group, injuring several.
In total, eight prisoners were killed and a further dozen injured in the resulting battle to regain control of the prison, according to the Ministry of Justice.
The Parliamentary Complaints Commission disputed these figures, saying that 12 prisoners were killed and 18 injured.
Three policemen were also injured in the riots.
It is not the first time that tragical incidents occur in this jail.
It has been told that police and Taliban have jointly hand in these riot, even police are blamed for a considerable corruption inside the jail. This is the largest jail in Afghanistan, Kabul.
The Taliban's media spokesman denounced treatment of prisoners in the jail as: "Against human rights."