Jordan: Security forces storm prison after riot

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April 13, 2006 11:27

 
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Security forces stormed the northern Jordanian prison of Qafqafa on Thursday after prisoners rioted, Al-Jazeera satellite network reported, saying two police officers were taken hostage in the melee. A prisoner told the network by cell phone that security forces used tear gas and live bullets against prisoners, wounding some. It was the second riot at a Jordanian prison in a month.

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