Four security personnel were killed or wounded in a violent prison riot in South-eastern Paktiya province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, said the a group of inmates who were attempting to break the prison in Gardez city, were stopped the security forces, triggering a violent riot.

He said two security personnel of the prison lost their lives and two others sustained injuries.

Arian further added that two prisoners also sustained injuries during the riot and the Afghan forces are in full control of the prison right now.

He also added that the riot broke out in the Central Prison of Gardez city at around 8:30 pm local time.

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