August 4, 2020

Islamic State jihadists on the run after Afghan prison raid

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) (AFP) – Afghan authorities were searching Tuesday for about 270 inmates — most of them Islamic State fighters — who remained on the loose after escaping during a deadly prison raid.At least 29 people were killed when Islamic State (IS) gunmen attacked the facility in Jalalabad on Sunday, with fierce fighting lasting until Monday afternoon.More than 1,300 inmates tried to escape, a senior Afghan security official told AFP on condition of anonymity, but most were either swiftly re-arrested or surrendered when surrounded by security forces.But some 270 prisoners are “sti…

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