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Libya: Jail break in Tripoli

Tripoli, Libya - Fifty-four inmates on Saturday escaped from a prison in Diabasse, Tripoli, PANA reported here, quoting Ahmed Bou Karaa, a police spokesperson.

According to Karaa, the prisoners escaped while breakfast was being served to them.

He said efforts are being made by the police, army and other security outfits to recapture the prisoners.

'This is not the first time prisoners have escaped from Diabasse prison,' Karaa said, blaming the incident on the lack of adequate prison staff.

Pana 02/02/2014