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Indonesia police battle to regain control of Bali prison

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Prisoners who have taken over a guard post watch police reinforcements backed by armored vehicles arriving outside the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali on the second day of rioting, Feb. 23, 2012.

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Police reinforcements backed by armored vehicles arrive outside the Kerobokan prison on Feb. 23, 2012.

Indonesia said on Thursday it would evacuate 60 foreigners as well as female prisoners from the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali, Agence France Presse reports. The jail is currently under the control of rioting inmates.  

Fighting broke out late on Tuesday when inmates attacked a guard post near the entrance, forcing officers to flee. Police said they shot two prisoners in the legs when they confronted a mob wielding sticks and throwing bricks.