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29 killed in Afghanistan gun battle

By The Assam Tribune

JALALABAD (AFGHANISTAN), Aug 3 - 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 29 dead included civilians, prisoners, guards and Afghan security forces.

The attack highlighted the challenges ahead for Afghanistan, even as US and NATO forces begin to withdraw following America striking a peace deal with the Taliban. � AP

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29 killed in Afghanistan gun battle

JALALABAD (AFGHANISTAN), Aug 3 - 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 29 dead included civilians, prisoners, guards and Afghan security forces.

The attack highlighted the challenges ahead for Afghanistan, even as US and NATO forces begin to withdraw following America striking a peace deal with the Taliban. � AP