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Afghan Troops Retake Prison Attacked by Islamic State After Battle

1 month ago   |   By Time

Afghan forces said they retook a prison in the country's east on Monday afternoon, following an hours-long battle a day after the facility was targeted by the Islamic State group in an attack that killed 29 people. The prison is believed to be holding hundreds of IS members.
The attack highlighted the challenges ahead for Afghanistan, even as U.S. and NATO forces begin to withdraw following America striking a peace deal with the Taliban.
Defense Ministry spokesman Fawad Aman said the prison was taken back in the afternoon. The fighting also left at least 50 wounded.
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Islamic State's 20-Hour Battle at Afghan Prison Kills Dozens

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

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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Islamic State targets Afghan prison in attack killing 29

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By RAHMAT GUL and RAHIM FAIEZ
JALALABAD, Afghanistan - The Islamic State group attacked a prison in eastern Afghanistan holding hundreds of its members, leading to an hourslong battle Monday that saw the military retake control of the facility even as militants continued to fire on them from a nearby neighborhood. The fighting killed at least 29 people and wounded 50, authorities said.
Security forces seized the prison Monday afternoon in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, some 115 kilometers east of Kabul, Defense Ministry spokesman Fawad Aman said.
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