Almost five hundred Taliban militants have escaped from the main prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Insurgents say they spent months digging a tunnel into the jail which through which almost a third of the prison population escaped. This includes about a hundred Taliban commanders. One escapee said it took him half an hour to crawl to freedom. Afghan politician and former MP, Daoud Sultanzai says that this "shows the fragile state of affairs of our security apparatus" in Afghanistan.