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Prisoner's escape bid foiled

Prisoner's escape bid foiled

Jan 22, 2011 - 18:05

AIBAK (PAN): A prisoner was arrested while trying to escape the central jail in northern Samangan province on Saturday, officials said.

Clad in a burqa and his feet dyed with henna, the man attempted to escape but prison guards thwarted his bid, the Samangan prison director, Brig. Gen. Taj Muhammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Abdul Rashid wanted to walk out with his mother and sisters, who visited him in jail. The 45-year-old is serving a 13-year jail term on kidnapping charges.

The convict's sisters and mother had secretly brought him henna, a woman's dress and a burqa two days ago, said police officer, Lt. Col. Muhammad Rasoul.