Taliban insurgents stormed a jail within the central Afghan metropolis of Ghazni early on Monday, killing police and releasing a whole lot of prisoners, police mentioned.
A Reuters reporter on the scene noticed the our bodies of two males who seemed to be suicide bombers and a blown-up automobile that had apparently been used to destroy the principle entrance of the jail. It appeared nearly all of the prisoners had escaped.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned gunmen and three suicide bombers attacked the jail at 2 a.m. (2200 GMT Sunday) and freed 400 prisoners. The three bombers have been killed, he mentioned.
“Forty Afghan safety forces and jail guards have been killed within the jail break and necessary army mujahideen officers have been freed,” he mentioned.
The Taliban usually exaggerate casualty tolls in statements about assaults on authorities and overseas targets.
Mohammed Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni, mentioned 352 prisoners had escaped, together with round 150 Taliban. He mentioned seven Taliban and 4 members of the Afghan safety forces have been killed within the assault in Ghazni, about 120 km (75 miles) southwest of the capital, Kabul.
Safety officers wouldn’t affirm what number of prisoners have been within the jail or the variety of casualties.
One safety official mentioned the attackers have been carrying the uniforms of Afghan safety forces.
The Taliban are combating to overthrow the foreign-backed authorities of President Ashraf Ghani, expel overseas forces from Afghanistan and impose a strict interpretation of Islamic legislation.