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4 terror suspects escape from Iraqi prison

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Guards on duty at the time of the escape from an Iraqi prison are being questioned
  • The prison was formerly run by U.S. forces
  • Iraq
  • Camp Cropper

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Four terror suspects have escaped from a Baghdad, Iraq, prison that was formerly run by U.S. forces, a senior official with the Iraqi justice ministry told CNN Friday.

The four men got away on Tuesday and the prison guards who were on duty at the time of the escape have been detained for questioning in an ongoing investigation, the official said. Formerly known as Camp Cropper, the prison was handed over to Iraqi control in mid-July.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.