An Indian doctor detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in the initial phase of a deadly attack on a jail in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, it has been reported.

According to local media reports emerging from India, a medical graduate, hailing originally from Malayali of Kerala of India, detonated a car bomb close to the provincial jail in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of India.

Identified as Ijaz, who had recently graduated from medical faculty in China, the suicide bomber detonated the car bomb to allow the other assailants storm the jail.

He reportedly left Kerala to join the offshoot of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in March of 2016.

Ijaz was reportedly treating the wounded ISIS Khurasan cadres before volunteering to carry out the deadly suicide attack which left at least 30 people dead.


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