More than 350 inmates escaped at early hours of Monday after Taliban militants attacked a prison in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, said an official.
"One militant rammed a car bomb to the main gate of the prison at around 2:00 a.m. local time. Shortly after the blast six militants disguised in police uniform entered the jail, assisting the inmates to leave the complex," Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy provincial governor, told Xinhua.
The initial information showed that 352 prisoners, including a number of criminal inmates, succeeded to flee while security forces had intercepted more than 80 prisoners, the official added.
"Four policemen of the jail were killed while 14 people, including four inmates and 10 security forces, were wounded by the attack," Ahmadi said, adding "a massive operation has started now to arrest the escapees."