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Afghan troops retake prison attacked by IS group; 29 killed

Afghan troops retake prison attacked by IS group; 29 killed Photo: WDIO/MGN

RAHMAT GUL and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press
Updated: August 03, 2020 02:27 PM

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) -  Afghan forces have retaken a prison in the country's east targeted by the Islamic State group the previous day in an attack that killed at least 29 people. The prison in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, came under attack on Sunday.

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By Monday afternoon, the Afghan military said it had retaken the prison although some attackers kept shooting at the Afghan forces from a nearby residential complex. The fighting ended after the final attackers, holed up in the complex, were killed.

An Afghan official says 10 IS attackers were killed in the operation. The assailants killed five prisoners, including two members of the rival Taliban before the raid ended.

Afghan troops retake prison attacked by IS group; 29 killed
 

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