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Islamic State gunmen, suicide bomber attack Afghan prison

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a complex attack by a suicide car bomber and multiple gunmen against a prison in eastern Afghanistan. The Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said Sunday’s attack in Nangarhar province has killed at least three people. The provincial Health Ministry spokesman says 24 others are wounded. Officials say the gunbattle between Afghan security forces and insurgents is ongoing, and casualties are likely to rise. Sunday’s attack comes a day after the Afghan government said it killed a senior Islamic State commander in Nangarhar province, where the group is headquartered. Afghanistan has seen a recent spike in violence, with most attacks claimed by the local IS affiliate. 

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