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Explosions rock eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad

The Associated Press

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) – Three powerful explosions rocked the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Monday morning as a lone jet streaked across the sky and dropped at least three bombs. Taliban gunners responded with anti-aircraft fire.

The explosions appeared to come from the western edge of the city, which has been the subject of sustained U.S.-led strikes over the past week.

It wasn’t clear what Taliban military installations were in that area. But in the mountains that lie to the wast of Jalalabad, it is believed Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida organization operate terrorism camps.

Monday morning’s raid was the first since Friday in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, where bin Laden is believed to have several camps around the city.

When he came to Afghanistan in 1996 with 180 of his followers, bin Laden settled in Tora Bora, a mountain base some 60 miles southwest of the city.

People were still on the streets in the minutes after the strikes.

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