JALALABAD/KABUL An assault claimed by Islamic State on a jail compound within the Afghan metropolis of Jalalabad killed no less than three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy combating through which scores of prisoners escaped, an official mentioned.
Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council member, mentioned an enormous automotive bomb explosion was adopted by no less than two smaller blasts outdoors the government-run jail, and that police then fought attackers who had taken up positions close by.
Islamic State’s Amaq information company quoted a navy supply as saying its fighters had carried out Sunday’s assault however gave no additional particulars. There was no impartial affirmation that the militant group was accountable.
“At least three people were dead and 25 were injured in the ongoing clashes,” Qaderi mentioned. More than 50 prisoner escaped, and the demise toll may rise, he added.
The assault occurred on the third and concluding day of a ceasefire between the Afghan govt and the Taliban, when a whole bunch of Taliban prisoners had been launched in an try and make a concluding push for intra-Afghan peace talks.
The Taliban was not liable for the assault, a spokesman for the Islamist group mentioned.
President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban have each indicated that long-delayed negotiations may start instantly after the Eid al-Adh pageant, which occurred in Kabul on Thursday.
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The Taliban says it has freed all 1,000 Afghan prisoners it had pledged to launch in a take care of the United States.
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