The Islamic State (IS) group has acknowledged it was behind a high-profile assault on a central jail throughout the jap Afghan metropolis of Jalalabad that seen a complete lot of prisoners try and flee.
The assault began on Sunday evening when car bombs have been detonated on the jail’s entrance by gunmen.
It continued by the night and into Monday morning, with the IS militants battling security forces.
A minimal of 21 people have been killed, acknowledged a spokesman for Nangarhar province.
In step with Attaullah Khogyani, 43 people have been injured and dropped at a regional hospital. He acknowledged three attackers had been killed nonetheless others have been persevering with to resist security forces from the best flooring of a residential establishing.
The jail holds better than 1,700 inmates – most of them Taliban and IS fighters, a security provide instructed data firm AFP.
It was not immediately clear if the assault had been staged to free specific prisoners from the superior.
The assault occurred on the third and final day of a brief lived ceasefire between the Afghan authorities and the Taliban, with a complete lot of Taliban prisoners launched in an effort to get peace talks shifting between the two sides.
The Taliban – which is a staunch rival of IS – had earlier acknowledged it was not accountable for the assault.