BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhuanet) -- More than 450 prisoners have been whisked out of jail in Afghanistan, by Taliban insurgents. Many among those who escaped were Taliban commanders .
This is Sarposa Prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city.
On Sunday, the prison housed more than 1-thousand inmates until the jailbreak occurred overnight.
Tooryalai Wesa, Kandahar Governor, said, "Around 475 prisoners escaped from the jail. Among them, only one was a criminal prisoner, all others were political prisoners."
But a Taliban spokesman said more than 500 inmates were freed, and about 100 of them were Taliban commanders.