Prison Break: Seven prisoners escaped from Paktia Central Prison
Reporter: Imran Khorasani
Local authorities in Paktia say seven prisoners were evacuated from Paktia Central Prison yesterday evening.
Paktia governor spokesman Abdullah Hasrat confirmed to the media that seven Paktia ‘public prisons’ located in the city of Gardez, the capital of the province, have escaped.
Mr. Hersat adds that the criminal nature of these “criminals” has not yet been determined and investigations are ongoing.
A spokesman for Paktia’s governor continues: It is not clear yet who and how they escaped from prison. There is no information as to where the fugitive prisoners went.
According to Mr. Hassert, an emergency meeting was held by local Paktia authorities to decide on the investigation and how to reach the prisoners’ escape case.