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Bomb Kills Police Chief In Eastern Afghanistan

1 June 2004 (RFE/RL) -- Afghan officials say the Jalalabad police chief was killed today when a bomb planted under his office chair exploded.

Officials in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province said the bomb exploded as soon as Haji Ajab Shah sat in his chair. The explosion also wounded two government officials who were in the police headquarters.

Officials launched an investigation, but have made no arrests.

The Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad, located 130 kilometers east of Kabul, has been hit by a series of blasts targeting government offices and Western aid agencies.