At least 18 killed in Baghdad jail fight

By REUTERS
May 8, 2011 12:34

BAGHDAD - At least 18 people were killed in fighting between security officers and prisoners at an Iraqi Interior Ministry jail complex in Baghdad on Sunday, a security official said.

The dead included an al-Qaida leader known as the "Emir of Baghdad" who planned an attack on a Catholic church last October in which more than 50 people died, said Major-General Qassim al-Moussawi, Baghdad's security spokesman.

The skirmish at a counter-terrorism unit in Baghdad's central Karrada district began when a prisoner grabbed a gun from a guard, killed several guards and Interior Ministry officers, and gave a weapon to other inmates, Moussawi said.


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