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Twenty one killed in preventing between ISIS gunmen and Afghan safety forces stopping them raiding jail


AT least 21 individuals have been killed and greater than 40 injured in preventing between safety forces and ISIS gunmen following a raid on a jail in Afghanistan.

The assault on the power, within the jap metropolis of Jalalabad, started late on Sunday when a suicide bomber drove a automobile filled with explosives into its entrance.

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Safety forces battle ISIS militants at a jail compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan[/caption]

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A soldier kneels throughout a gunfight on the jail[/caption]

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Armoured automobiles lined up outdoors the positioning[/caption]

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A civilian carried a wounded man following the assault[/caption]

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A bunch stated to be recaptured inmates from the jail[/caption]

Militants then opened fireplace and a gunfight with safety forces ensued.

Police have stated that a number of militants are thought to have moved right into a residential advanced neighbouring the jail, making it more durable to have interaction them and take away them from the realm.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of the encompassing Nangarhar province, stated forces have been transferring cautiously to be able to keep away from civilian casualties, the Related Press reported.

Safety personnel have been nonetheless working to evacuate residents from the realm as sporadic exchanges of gunfire continued on Monday.

The jail holds round 1,700 inmates, a number of hundred of whom are considered members of ISIS.

Khogyani stated {that a} important variety of prisoners had escaped through the assault however subsequently been detained once more by safety forces throughout the town.

It’s not at present recognized whether or not any escapees stay at giant.

The useless to this point embody a minimum of three of the attackers in addition to civilians, prisoners, guards, and members of the Afghan safety forces, Khogyani stated.

An official on the area’s provincial hospital has stated the toll is predicted to rise as a result of lots of these injured are in a severe situation, France24 reported.

Dramatic photos confirmed armed officers and armoured automobiles surrounding the compound in addition to civilian volunteers carrying the wounded to security.

ISIS has now misplaced the territory it as soon as managed in Iraq and Syria, however has continued to hold out assaults in Afghanistan.

The Jalalabad assault comes months after former ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was changed following his loss of life in a US airstrike in October.

It additionally follows a three-day ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan authorities to mark the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Adha.

The ceasefire started on Friday and expired at 12am on Monday.

The Taliban is at present engaged in a sequence of peace talks with the US and Afghan governments, and there had been hypothesis the ceasefire could be prolonged.

The Taliban and ISIS have additionally fought each other, and the Taliban has insisted it was not concerned within the Jalalabad assault.


The group has additionally denied any involvement in a bombing within the close by Logar province on Thursday by which a minimum of 9 individuals have been killed and round 40 have been wounded.

“We’ve a cease-fire and will not be concerned in any of those assaults anyplace within the nation,” a spokesperson stated.

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Smoke is seen rising from the compound following the assault[/caption]

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An injured man is carried within the aftermath of the assault[/caption]

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A person whose garments are lined in blood is led by way of a hospital[/caption]

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Recaptured prisoners are transported by Afghan forces[/caption]

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A soldier patrols the realm across the compound[/caption]

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A soldier appears to be like by way of the scope of his gun on the jail[/caption]

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Members of the safety forces stand by an armoured automobile[/caption]

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A person lies on a hospital trolley[/caption]

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Troopers patrol the realm following the assault[/caption]