Interpol: USS Cole Bombing Mastermind Escapes From Prison
Interpol said Sunday that a man considered to be a mastermind of the USS Cole bombing is among those who have escaped from a prison in Yemen.
The international police agency has issued an "urgent global security alert" for Jamal Ahmed Badawi and 23 others who escaped from the prison Friday through a tunnel.
Interpol is calling the escapees "dangerous individuals."
A Yemeni security official announced the escape Friday, but provided few details. In a statement released Sunday, Interpol said at least 13 of the 23 escapees were convicted al-Qaida terrorists.
The USS Cole bombing killed 17 people in 2000.