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A number of bomb blasts at jail compound in Afghanistan, 1 killed and 20 injured – officers

Multiple bomb blasts at jail compound in Afghanistan, 1 killed and 20 injured - officials


No less than one individual was killed after a sequence of bombs exploded outdoors a jail compound within the metropolis of Jalalabad in japanese Afghanistan. Clashes broke out between police and attacking militants who made their approach contained in the jail.

One main car-bomb explosion was adopted by two smaller blasts close to the jail complicated, provincial council member Sohrab Qaderi mentioned, in accordance with Reuters.

A big police power was deployed to counter the militants, who took up place outdoors the compound and have since made their approach contained in the complicated.

Afghanistan’s TOLO information company quoted a spokesman for the Nangarhar province governor, who mentioned one individual was killed within the first explosion on the jail’s entrance gate. 

Eyewitnesses instructed the information outlet that the preliminary automotive bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber to clear the best way for attackers to enter the jail compound.

In the meantime, Nangarhar province police chief Emal Neyazi instructed the company that two blasts additionally went off contained in the jail and that dozens of prisoners escaped however had been later re-captured.

Qaderi mentioned the clashes between the 2 sides had been heavy and ongoing. Footage posted on social media reveals black smoke rising from the world the place the jail is situated.

Native media reported that the Taliban, which agreed to a three-day ceasefire with authorities forces starting on Friday, denied involvement within the assault.

Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) later claimed duty for the assault by means of its Amaq information company.

The Afghan authorities has launched a whole lot of Taliban prisoners throughout the three-day truce for the Eid al-Adha Islamic vacation as the 2 sides put together for contemporary peace talks. Talks had been anticipated to start in March below a deal signed with the US in February, however had been delayed as infighting over prisoner releases dragged on.

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