Armed assailants today freed 45 prisoners awaiting trial in South Africa on their way to their court hearings.
According to the police, nine were rearrested shortly afterwards, while 22 pre-trial detainees were still on the run.
The police said the attack occurred at a location close to the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg.
According to media reports, the five assailants were armed with Ak-47 automatic assault rifles and had attacked a van carrying a total of 45 prisoners.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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