Gunmen have attacked a bank in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 8 people and wounding at least 56.  

Witnesses say seven gunmen attacked a branch of Kabul Bank in Jalalabad city Saturday.

Authorities say security forces have blocked traffic around the bank. It is not clear if the gunmen are militants.

Kabul Bank handles payroll for many of Afghanistan's police and soldiers.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.