13 killed in Afghan prison attack

Kabul: At the least 13 citizens have been died & 42 remaining wounded in an attack on a prison in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that continued on Mon. after it started the recent in the evening, authorities stated.

Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesperson for the Nangarhar governor, affirmed to TOLO Information that the attack has been still ongoing within the prison in this city’s PD4 region & till now 3 attackers were died.

The overall no. of attackers is unfamiliar, however an Afghan commando in Jalalabad stated the there may be “over 20”.

The other reported source affirmed that 700 inmates who fled the prison were re-captured.

A overall of 1,500 inmates have been within the prison initially, the source stated.

The attack occurred in 6.44 p.m. on Sun. after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle complete of explosives in the entrance gate of the prison.

Emal Neyazi, Nangarhar’s police chief, informed TOLO Information that 2 blasts took place inside the prison.

As per media records, the Islamic State terror crowd has said responsibility, however there has been no officer confirmation.

The Taliban has refused their own involvement within the attack.

The attack started on the last day of the Eid ceasefire between the Taliban & the Afghan govt.