Two Marines killed during attempted prisoner escape in Afghanistan.

An Afghan prisoner shot and killed two U.S. Marines during…

An Afghan prisoner shot and killed two U.S. Marines during an escape attempt Saturday in southern Afghanistan.

NATO said Monday that the Marines died while trying to subdue the prisoner who had escaped a room where he was observing prayers. The prisoner grabbed a rifle and fired at Afghan and coalition forces before he was shot and killed.

“The prisoner escaped a room where he was observing prayer time, acquired a rifle and subsequently engaged Afghan and coalition forces. The Marines were killed while trying to subdue the prisoner,” NATO said in a statement.

NATO did not disclose the exact location of the prison and said the incident is being investigated.

Source: Fox News

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