KABUL, Afghanistan — 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.
Afghan children travel on a donkey cart near a gate used by NATO troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. The Afghan Interior Ministry says a car bomb has exploded near a gate used by NATO troops in the northern section of the Kabul airport. There were no casualties in the attack. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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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