10:40 GMT15 August 2020
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    No militant group has so far taken responsibility for the attack.

    At least two people were killed and 24 more injured after a bomb blast and gunfire near a prison in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial spokesman, said.

    The explosion was followed by gunfire after the militants entered the prison and attacked security forces.

    ​According to our source, 50 inmates have escaped from jail following the explosion. A security official later said that some of the fugitives had been recaptured.

    The Daesh* have claimed responsibility for the attack, Reuters said.

    *Daesh (IS/ISIS/ISIL is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia)

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