Iraq Prison Break Ends in Deaths of Police and Inmates
Iraq hit by bomb blast and prison escape
30 inmates killed, 40 escape from Khalis prison in Diyala province
A prison break occurred in the Iraqi town of Al Khalis. More than fifty prisoners escaped in the break, including nine who had been facing terrorism charges. An estimated fifty other prisoners and twelve police officers died in the prison break. At the same time as the prison break, a series of suicide attacks in Diyala killed at least 22 people.