LIBYA/ (Photo credit: شبكة برق | B.R.Q)
By Associated Press, Published: February 2
Judicial Police Lt. Col. Ahmed Abu Kara said in a Sunday statement that the escapees smashed the building’s rear protective windows, while guards were distributing the inmates’ breakfast. He said the prison was short five guards at the time of the Saturday breakout.
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Libya has experienced a security vacuum since the 2011 overthrow of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. In the absence of a strong police and military, the government relies on militias that include many anti-Gadhafi rebels.