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Notorious French Criminal Escapes from Prison

Kevin Horan/Stone(LILLE, France) -- French police are searching for a notorious armed robber who escaped from prison on Saturday morning.

According to BBC News, Redoine Faid used dynamite and took four prison guards hostage before breaking out of Sequedin prison.

Faid was locked up in 1998 after being convicted of a series of armed robberies, but was released on parole in 2009. After his release, Faid published a book about how he grew into a life of crime. Faid was taken back to jail in 2011 for a violation of his parole.

Faid may have received the explosives from his wife on Saturday morning when she visited him at the prison, according to BBC News. After his escape in a getaway car, Faid burned the car and took another vehicle.

Officials are still investigating the escape. Faid is considered armed and dangerous.

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Taliban Members Escape from Afghanistan Prison

ABC News(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- An estimated 476 Taliban members reportedly managed to crawl their way to freedom from the main jail in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Monday morning.

The prison's warden said the prisoners used a long tunnel to make their way outside and that authorities discovered it only after the breakout from the political wing of the building.

The warden admitted he and others didn't know if the tunnel was dug from outside or inside the Sariposa prison, which is considered the largest facility in southern Afghanistan.

In a statement, the Taliban said that 541 prisoners had actually escaped and that more than 100 were commanders.

This is not the first time Taliban members have escaped from the facility. In 2008, the Taliban freed 1,200 people from the prison, about 350 of whom belonged to the group.

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