Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

April 18, 2015 9:34 PM

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At least 30 people were killed in Afghanistan today when a man with a suicide vest full of explosives blew himself up outside a local bank in Jalalabad. More than 100 people were injured. The bombing was the latest in a string of attacks near the eastern city. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attacks. Earlier today, I spoke with NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul.

TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: It appears in this attack, there were mostly, if not all, civilians killed in this attack - men, women and children. And the bank has been a Taliban target in the past. There was a deadly attack there back in 2011, but in this case, the Taliban denied any responsibility for it.

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