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At least 20 killed, scores wounded in Jalalabad prison attack

03 Aug 2020 1TV News

At least 20 people have been killed in an attack on a prison in Jalalabad, capital of Afghanistan's eastern province, that began late on Sunday, sources told 1TV on Monday.

Eight-five more were wounded in the attack which began after a Humvee bombing near the jail compound.

The casualties included both civilians and security forces.

Five attackers were killed in the attack and Afghan forces were still battling the assailants on Monday morning.

Ataullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed death of 13civilians and wounding of 42 others in the attack.

Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a day after the Afghan intelligence agency announced killing of a senior IS commander in Nangarhar.

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