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29 killed in exchange of fire between security forces, militants after jailbreak in Afghanistan
August 03, 2020

In Afghanistan, 29 people have been killed and 50 other injured during an exchange of fire between security forces and militants after a mass jailbreak in Jalalabad city.

After detonating a car bomb at the entrance, the gunmen overran the prison where many IS militants captured during a campaign in the past month were being held.

Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters.

Provincial officials said police had recaptured around 1,000 prisoners who had escaped in the chaos.