Islamic State attacks a prison in Jalalabad, 24 killed

Islamic State has struck on a state-owned prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Monday left at least 24 people dead and dozens injured

According to the details, the Islamic State (Daesh) claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack during the seize fire between the Kabul based Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban in respect of Eid-ul Adha.

Sources said a huge car bomb explosion was followed by at least two smaller blasts outside the government-run prison, and that police then fought attackers who had taken up positions nearby.

“At least three people were dead and 25 were injured in the ongoing clashes,” Qaderi said. More than 50 prisoner escaped, and the death toll could rise, he added.

Daesh’s Amaq news agency quoted a military source as saying its fighters had carried out Sunday’s attack but gave no further details. There was no independent confirmation that the militant group was responsible.

Pertinent to mention that hundreds of Taliban prisoners were released in an attempt to make a final push for intra-Afghan peace talks.

The Taliban was not responsible for the attack, a spokesman for the group said.