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Hundreds escape from Indonesia prison amid riot

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Around 200 prisoners escaped from an Indonesian jail Thursday after violent riots erupted, with inmates setting fire to the prison and hurling bottles at guards. 

Indonesian police during a protest in Medan on March 26, 2012. Around 200 prisoners escaped from an Indonesian jail Thursday after violent riots erupted, with inmates setting fire to the prison and hurling bottles at guards.

A source at the jail said that 13 terror convicts were among the inmates who broke out of the prison in Medan city on the island of Sumatra.

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