Tuesday, 30 November 2021 12:21 GMT

Iraq: seven killed over rioting fire in jail


(MENAFN) Seven inmates have died of asphyxia in a fire started as part of a prison riot instigated to cover a foiled breakout attempt, the local government of a Kurdish province in northern Iraq says.

It said in a statement Saturday that another 12 inmates were being treated for smoke inhalation.
The riot was led by a convict sentenced to death on terrorism-related charges, it added. The riot began when he assaulted one of the guards.
He and other inmates then tried to control the facility, located in Duhok province.

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