Detention of 14 policemen over their role in jailbreak in Egypt

  • October 25, 2016

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered that of 14 policemen should be detained for their suspected role in a deadly jailbreak last week in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia. In the reported incident, six inmates, including Islamic some militants, escaped from the prison after they overpowered one of the guards and grabbed his weapon.

It was ordered by the prosecutors on Sunday ordered that the 14 policemen, who include three officers, be held in custody pending further investigation.

They face charges of negligence and complicity in the jailbreak. It is said that during their escape, the inmates killed a police major who tried to stop them and wounded another policeman and a passer-by.

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