미군당국은 그러나 이들 저항분자들이 탈옥수인지 여부는 밝히지 않았습니다. 군당국은 또 15일의 수색작업에서 5명을 체포, 구금했다고 밝혔습니다
아프간과 나토 연합군은 지난 13일, 탈레반 반군들이 남부 교도소를 유혈 기습 공격한데 이어 달아난 탈옥수들에 대한 대규모 수색작전을 전개중입니다.
탈옥수들의 대부분은 탈레반 전투원들입니다.
한편 모하마드 콰심 하짐자이 아프간 법무부차관은 미국의 소리 방송과의 인터뷰에서 868명의 수감자들이 탈옥했으며 이과정에서 교도소 경비원 7명이 살해됐다고 밝혔습니다.
The U.S.-led coalition in
Afghanistan says more than 15 insurgents have been killed during a search
operation for hundreds of escaped prisoners in southern Afghanistan.
U.S. military officials did not say whether any of the insurgents killed were escaped prisoners. They said five suspects were taken into custody during Saturday's operation.
Afghan and NATO-led coalition forces launched a massive manhunt for the prisoners, many of whom were militants, after they escaped Friday from a jail in southern Afghanistan following a deadly raid by the Taliban.
Afghan Deputy Justice Minister Mohammad Qasim Hashimzai told VOA (Pashto Service) that 868 prisoners escaped and seven guards were killed in the assault late Friday.
Afghan authorities say roughly one-third of the prison population consisted of suspected Taliban members. Officials are investigating to see if prison officials had a role in the attack.