ISIS strikes Iraqi prison, frees terrorist inmates; Dozens dead

Obama’s favorite “JV Team” has struck again in Iraq, where more than 40 inmates were freed in a prison attack.

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More from the BBC:

The Islamic State (IS) militant group says it was behind the attack on the jail in Khalis, north-east of Baghdad.

But officials blame the incident on a prison riot in which inmates tried to seize weapons and managed to break out.

Iraq has seen a number of prison breaks. Many have been caused by militants seeking to free comrades.

Nine of the inmates who got away in the latest incident were being held on terrorism charges, including IS members. The rest, officials said, were common criminals.

Conflicting reports

Police officials said the trouble began when prisoners started fighting, and guards who intervened were attacked and had their weapons seized. The ministry said there had been no external assault.

A security official told the BBC that some of the prisoners had planned the escape.

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