Two inmates escape after attack on Iran jail
The Washington Post / Hashem Kalantari and Ramin Mostafavi

Two murder convicts escaped after a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at a jail in southwest Iran on Saturday, wounding up to 19 people, media reported.

A third inmate who managed to break out after the blast at the central prison in the city of Ilam was quickly recaptured, police colonel Aziz Abdi was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr News Agency.

Three prison guards were among the wounded in the incident in a region bordering Iraq, Mehr added.

"The culprits, who used getaway cars to escape from the scene of the incident, are at large now and the police are after them," the official IRNA news agency quoted provincial Governor Nourollah Arjomandi as saying.

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