Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Member of parliament Security & Defense Committee, Hakim al-Zamili, revealed escape of a number of prisoners and killing of others including Qaeda leaders in the armed attack on the Taji and Abu Ghraib prisons in Baghdad that took place on last Sunday evening.
Unidentified gunmen attacked on last Sunday Taji and Abu Ghraib prisons using IEDs and machine guns and tried to break into the two prisons to free the prisoners.
Zamili stated to Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com) “Some of the Qaeda leaders managed to escape from Abu Ghraib prison while other prisoners were killed in hands of the security forces when they tried to escape, but the number of the escapees are not known so far.”
“The prison’s administration kept silent towards the incident,” he added noting “The two prisons are under control.”
“The measures of the security forces were weak and not as required where the escaped prisoners did riot and seized some of the security forces’ weapons,” Zamili pointed out stressing “This demonstrates connive of the prisons’ administration with the gunmen.”