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Interpol suspects Al-Qaeda in recent jailbreaks

Pakistani policemen stand outside the Central Prison after an overnight armed Taliban militant attack in Dera Ismail Khan on July 30, 2013. The global police agency Interpol has said it suspected Al-Qaeda was involved in recent jailbreaks across nine countries, including Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.

Pakistani policemen stand outside the Central Prison after an overnight armed Taliban militant attack in Dera Ismail Khan on July 30, 2013. The global police agency Interpol has said it suspected Al-Qaeda was involved in recent jailbreaks across nine countries, including Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.  (AFP/File)

The global police agency Interpol on Saturday said it suspected Al-Qaeda was involved in recent jailbreaks across nine countries, including Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.

Interpol said in a statement that the jailbreaks "led to the escape of hundreds of terrorists and other criminals" and issued a security alert.

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