Large blast hits at eastern Afghan airport

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan police say a large explosion has gone off at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan.

Provincial police spokesman Hazrad Mohammad confirms "a very strong" blast hit Monday morning at the entrance to the airport in Nangarhar province but says he does not yet have further details

An AP photographer reports seeing at least four destroyed cars at the airport gates. The airport serves both civilian and international military aircraft.

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blast, but Mohammad says many are feared.


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