Prisoners Escape from Libyan Jail
    2011-02-19 01:39:06     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zheng
 

A large number of prisoners escaped Friday from a jail in Libya's second major city Benghazi amid anti- government demonstrations, Tunisian official press agency TAP reported.

"There has been a mutiny at the Al Kuifiya prison, which led to the escape of a large number of prisoners," Ramadhna Briki, editor in chief of Libyan newspaper Quryna, was quoted by TAP as saying.

According to Briki, the inmates later burned the general attorney's office, a local bank and a police station. The number of prisoners who escaped was not known.

Seven people were killed and scores wounded in clashes with police in Libya's second city Benghazi on Thursday, a day called by anti-regime protesters a "Day of Wrath," Quryna newspaper, which is close to the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, reported on Friday.

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