Kabul: In a shocking revelation, a Malayali terrorist is reported to have carried out the suicide attack on a prison in Afghanistan. According to intelligence report, Kasaragod native Kallukettiya Purayil Ijaz carried out the deadly attack.
His wife Rahila, is currently in the custody of Afghan agencies.
The attack at the prison in Jalalabad City was claimed by the Islamic State. It began on Sunday night when a brief cease-fire between the Afghan government and the Taliban was still in place.
At least 29 people had been killed and 48 others wounded, according to Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province. The casualties included civilians, inmates and security forces, he said.
Ten IS militants have been killed by Afghan forces. One of the dead was identified as Ijaz.