Abu Ghraib Prison Shut due to Security Fears

By John Lee.

Iraq’s justice minister, Hassan al-Shimmari, said on Tuesday that the notorious Abu Ghraib prison just outside Baghdad has been shut due to unspecified security concerns.

According to a report from Washington Times, the prison’s 2,400 inmates have been taken to other facilities across the country.

Several months ago, rebel al Qaeda groups attacked the facility, setting free hundreds of inmates and killing several security guards.

(Source: Washington Times)

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