Suicide blast in Afghanistan kills 33, injures 100

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Kabul, April 18: At least 33 people were killed and 100 injured on Saturday in an explosion in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan, media reported.

"The blast occurred outside a bank," said the chief of police for Nangahar province, Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, BBC reported.

33 people killed in Afghan explosion

The suicide bomber carried out the explosion on a motorbike which resulted into death of 22 people.

Jalalabad is the capital of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province, which borders Pakistan. It is the scene of frequent attacks. The latest attacks signal the Afghan Taliban's resolve as the spring fighting season begins.

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"Government workers and military personnel were waiting to collect their salaries outside the branch of the New Kabul Bank when the explosion occurred,"Sherzad said.

One more blast was occurred outside a shrine in Jalalabad on Saturday morning. There are no reported casualties.
No group has claimed responsibility for the twin blasts in Jalalabad.

Three civilians were killed when Taliban targeted NATO convoy near Jalalabad airport on April 10.

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