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11 inmates escape from Greek prison

11 inmates escape from Greek prisonAthens, March 24 - Eleven foreign prisoners escaped from a jail in Greece during an exchange of fire with guards, Greek authorities said.

The incident which took place Friday night at the Trikala prison left two prison guards injured, Xinhua reported.

Police said the 11 foreign nationals, convicted for robberies, were missing after a standoff with the passengers of two trucks who attacked the prison entrance with automatic weapons.

This was the third incident in a Greek prison in a month.

On Feb 24, a notorious gang leader who is serving life imprisonment failed to escape from the same prison with helicopter and was injured in gunfire. Last week, an Albanian national held prison guards hostage for several hours before surrendering to police. (IANS)