The local officials confirmed that a coordinated attack on the provincial prison left at least 13 civilians dead and dozens more wounded.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesperson for the provincial government, confirmed that the attackers detonated a car packed with explosives, Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), close to Nangarhar province late on Sunday.

Khogyani further added that the remaining assailants launched attack on prison compound following the explosion which lasted for several hours.

He also added that the security forces killed 3 of the assailant militants who were resisting the security forces.

Meanwhile, Khogyani said the attack left at least 13 civilians dead and around 42 others wounded.

According to Khogyani, the security forces also managed to round up around 700 inmates who had seized the opportunity to break the prison and flee.

No individual or group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


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