More than 300 detainees escaped on Monday after a deadly attack by Islamic State (IS) on an Afghan prison. The ISIS terrorists’ aim was to free the prisoners.
The storming of the prison in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad started on Sunday evening. More than a thousand of the approximately 1,800 prisoners used the moment to choose the hare path.
Most detainees were able to be arrested again and returned to their cells. More than three hundred prisoners managed to stay away. There is no trace of them to date.
The attack killed 29 people and injured more than 50 others. Victims include civilians, prisoners and members of the security forces. Eight armed IS men were killed.