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Al-Jazeera: Taliban fighters have attacked a prison in southern Afghanistan, blasting through the entrance of Kandahar’s main jail and triggering a gun battle with the police.

The Taliban fighters are reportedly trying to free their comrades from the jail.

The brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai said that hundreds of prisoners had escaped.

According to Afghan officials, fighters attacked the main prison in Kandahar on Friday with a car bomb and rockets, killing police and freeing prisoners.

Sarwar Danish, the justice minister, said a suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle at the gates of the prison.

Officials with Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said they are aware of the attack but do not yet have any details.

Qais Azimy, Al Jazeera’s correspondent, said the Taliban fighters have managed to get into the prison to free some of the men.

Afghan police are trying to stop the prisoners from escaping.

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The American media has pained me during this election cycle, and even more so recently. They tip-toe and sidestep in many ways the outright racism has elected primary voting, particularly in the Appalachia. Looking at county-by-county votes, Clinton has won by the largest margins in Appalachia, stretching from northeast Mississippi, through north Alabama, and portions of Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Al-Jazeera, however has taken on the subject of Race and how its affected the election. Its something the American mainstream media simply doesn’t have the balls to do.