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Interpol Issues Global Alert For Taliban Fugitives

Paris, May 28:: Interpol has issued a worldwide alert for 417 fugitives of an Afghan jailbreak, including Taliban considered "a major threat to global security."The France-based international police agency says it has issued a so-called
PTI May 28, 2011 8:21 IST
PTI

Paris, May 28:: Interpol has issued a worldwide alert for 417 fugitives of an Afghan jailbreak, including Taliban considered "a major threat to global security."

The France-based international police agency says it has issued a so-called Orange Notice for the fugitives who escaped the Sarposa prison in Kandahar on April 24.

Authorities in Afghanistan had said more than 480 inmates escaped the jail through a tunnel dug over a matter of months.It wasn't immediately clear why Interpol's alert concerned a smaller number of fugitives.

The Orange Notice means information on the escapees will be shared among all of Interpol's 188 member countries. AP