May 19, 2006

US describes intense fight with Guantanamo inmates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten Guantanamo detainees laid a trap
for U.S. guards by luring them into a room with a staged
suicide attempt, then attacked them with improvised weapons
before being overpowered after an intense fight, U.S. leaders
at the detention camp said on Friday.

U.S. officials described the incident on Thursday as
probably the most intense outbreak of violence at the jail for
foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba, since it opened in January 2002.