Interpol Issues Security Alert
It's worried about all the recent prison breaks; follows US alerts
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2013 10:10 AM CDT
Indonesian soldiers guard the newly-repaired gate of Tanjung Gusta prison that was damaged during a riot that led to the escape of more than 200 prisoners, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on July...   (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

(Newser) – Add this to a weekend already filled with security alerts: Interpol is urging countries around the world to show "increased vigilance" because of a recent rash of prison escapes that have freed hundreds of militants in Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, Indonesia, and elsewhere. The global security alert asks for help in trying to determine whether the escapes are being coordinated by al-Qaeda, reports the Guardian. It follows the State Department's global travel alert and its decision to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates this weekend.

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Aug 3, 2013 6:14 PM CDT
Thank you Mr. Obama-one day America will become Islam to your liking-just screw around with the constitution and make your changes!!!
Aug 3, 2013 6:01 PM CDT
They always ask America for help when other countries have issues and problems-but don t worry-these Islamic militants will hide here in our country so the rests of the world will sleep another night while they re bombing the hell out of us
Aug 3, 2013 3:26 PM CDT
To my dying day, I will never understand why human beings so stubbornly retain the desire to reproduce. It's like they are some kind of automatons who refuse to think, refuse to notice the world around them, and only live for their own gratification. Where have we read about that? In case nobody understands what I'm getting at, I guess it's time to take out the broken record: over population. It is the underlying engine of all human miseries.