August 3, 2020

Prison raid mars relative calm in Afghanistan after ceasefire

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) (AFP) – At least 29 people have been killed in a raid on an Afghan prison claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said Monday, as the country waited to see if a government ceasefire with the Taliban would rupture after its formal expiration.Fighting was still raging at the jail in the eastern city of Jalalabad, where some 1,700 IS and Taliban inmates were being held. IS’s news outlet Amaq said its fighters were behind the raid, which saw hundreds of inmates escape before many of them were recaptured. The ongoing attack was Afghanistan’s most violent incident since…


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