JALALABAD: A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials.
“Thirty-three dead bodies and more than 100 wounded were brought to the hospital,” said Dr Najeebullah Kamawal, head of Nangarhar’s provincial hospital.
“The explosion happened outside a bank where government employees collect their monthly salaries,” said Nangarhar provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad.
Provincial government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai confirmed the attack and said dozens were killed and wounded.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied responsibility.