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Suicide bomber kills dozens in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad

At least 30 people have been killed after a suicide bomb exploded outside a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say more than 50 people were injured when the blast occurred.

A blast in the eastern city of Jalalabad left scores of people dead and many injured on Saturday, Nangarhar provincial police chief Fazel Ahmad Sherzad said.

The explosion is thought to have been the work of a suicide bomber, the city's police chief added.

"The explosion happened outside a bank where government employees collect their monthly salaries," he told reporters.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

No additional details have been made available.

jlw/sms (AP, AFP, Reuters)

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