Multiple bomb blasts in front of jail compound in Afghanistan, 20 injured – officials

At least three bombs exploded outside a jail compound in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. Heavy clashes between police and the attacking militants followed the blasts.

One major car-bomb explosion was followed by two smaller blasts near the prison complex, provincial council member Sohrab Qaderi said, according to Reuters.

A large police force was deployed to counter the militants, who took up position outside the compound.

Qaderi said the ongoing clashes between the two sides were heavy, with at least 20 people being injured.

So far, no militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.