August 3, 2020

At least 20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS: officials

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) (AFP) – At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between security forces and Islamic State gunmen raiding an Afghan jail, officials said Monday, after the jihadist group claimed the ongoing attack.Fighting was raging one day after gunmen stormed the prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad.Nangarhar provincial hospital spokesman Zaher Adel told AFP that 20 people had been killed so far — including security personnel — while the governor’s spokesman put the toll at 21.The toll was expected to rise, Adel warned, as many of the more than 40 wounded people were in s…


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