Islamic State Attack on Afghan Prison Leaves Dozens Dead.

Military personnel on patrol, Monday, August 3, in the aftermath of an Islamic State attack in an Afghanistan prison that killed at least 29 and injured 50 others.
READ MORE: Authorities say the attack by the local IS chapter went well into Monday afternoon after starting more than 20 hours earlier.

Army Chief of Staff General Yasin Zia arrived on the scene Monday to lead the clearing operations.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a statement the facility was “completely cleared.” Officials said the operation “resulted in the killing of five attackers inside the prison,” along with three inmates killed by IS. Two of the dead were Taliban.

“The prison is now under the control of Afghan security forces,” Defense Ministry spokesman Fawad Aman told Afghan channel Tolo News.

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