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ISIL's 20-hour siege at Afghan prison kills dozens, 300 inmates missing

1 month ago   |   By National Post

At least 29 people people were killed in a 20-hour siege at a prison in eastern Afghanistan when Islamic State militants attempted to free hundreds of its members from the compound.
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At least 29 killed, more than 50 wounded as ISIS storms Afghan jail to free prisoners

At least 29 killed, more than 50 wounded as ISIS storms Afghan jail to free prisoners

1 month ago   |   By RT

More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an Islamic State attack on a prison in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, a spokesman said on Monday.
The assault began on Sunday night, with at least 29 people killed and more than 50 wounded, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province.
Of the 1,793 prisoners, just over 1,025 tried to escape and were recaptured, while 430 had remained inside the prison. “The rest are missing,” according to the spokesman, who said that civilians, prisoners and members of the security forces were among the...
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Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

1 month ago   |   By National Post

KABUL - More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor's spokesman said on Monday, as clashes continued between prisoners and security forces.
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