Over 100 prisoners escaped amid Bahrain unrest

MANAMA, March 14 (Xinhua) — Over 100 prisoners detained at the Hidd detention center escaped on Monday, sparking fear of increasing unrest in the country.

Sources confirmed to Xinhua that a total of 110 prisoners escaped from the prison and sought shelter in a nearby labor accommodation. Prison authorities launched a search operation and caught most of the inmates, but two prisoners were still at large.

Over 100 riot police were injured during clashes with anti- government protestors on Sunday near the Bahrain Financial Harbor. State run-Bahrain Television on Monday stated that some policemen were taken hostage by protestors, however there was no official confirmation.

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