Lebanese soldiers arrive at the Roumieh prison, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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A government probe into a dramatic escape from Roumieh prison of three inmates, one of whom remains at large, will investigate 12 guards who may have helped the prisoners flee, a judicial source told The Daily Star.Security forces Monday launched a manhunt for one of the inmates after two others he broke out with were captured, security sources said. The Internal Security Forces and the Lebanese Army searched for the inmates in the woods surrounding the prison as soon as their escape was discovered, according to the sources.Army commandos and ISF officers set up checkpoints as far away as 2 kilometers from the prison at the mountain pass leading up to the jail and the town of Roumieh, mostly to inspect cars leaving the area.
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