At least 13 people died and 42 were injured in a car bomb attack, followed by an armed raid by Islamic State militia officers this Sunday against a prison in Jalalabad, capital of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. .
Local government spokesman Ataulá Khogyani has confirmed to the Tolo News network that the 13 deceased are civilians and that the 42 wounded have been taken to Nangarhar Hospital, but their condition is stable.
According to the spokesman, the attack on the prison is still ongoing, so it has been going on for 13 hours. At least three attackers were killed during the attack, but the total number of perpetrators is still unknown.
An Afghan commando in Jalalabad has indicated that the number of attackers could be “greater than 20”. For his part, Khogyani has assured that the rest of the attackers will be “released” from prison soon.