Bomb goes off by accident at Kabul armoryDecember 11, 2013 @ 11:23 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's intelligence agency says a large bomb has accidentally gone off inside a weapons depot in downtown Kabul. No one was hurt in the explosion.
Gen. Farid Shamal, deputy spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, says the bomb was part of a weapons cache that was seized from insurgents. It was stored inside a special depot in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Shamal says the blast was caused by a "technical issue."
The depot is located close to the headquarters of the U.S.-led international military coalition and the American Embassy.
The loud blast shook parts of downtown Kabul on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a suicide car bomb went off near a gate used by NATO troops in the northern section of the Kabul airport. The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack.
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