Explosion kills 22 in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad

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Posted: Apr 18, 2015 12:54 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 22 people and injured around 50 on Saturday, the city's police chief said.

The blast took place outside a bank where government workers collect their salaries, police chief Fazel Ahmad Sherzad said, adding that a suicide bomber appeared to have been responsible. No further details were immediately available.

(Reporting by Rafiq Sherzad in Jalalabad; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)