JALALABAD: Hundreds of prisoners fled, while 29 people were killed and 50 others wounded during an exchange of fire between security forces and militants after a mass jailbreak in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan.
Spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, Attaullah Khugyani said that more than 300 prisoners were still at large.
Meanwhile, a defence ministry statement said all Islamic State attackers were killed by the Afghan security forces.
After detonating a car bomb at the entrance, the gunmen overran the prison where many IS militants captured during a campaign in the past month were being held.
Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters.
Provincial officials said police had recaptured around 1,000 prisoners who had escaped in the chaos.