March 9th, 2013
12:03 AM ET

Blast rocks Kabul as Hagel speaks

An explosion rocked Kabul Saturday during a press briefing in Afghanistan by newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, according to a CNN correspondent present. Those attending the briefing were moved to a safer location.

The sound of other explosions could be heard a short time before the blast.

Three eye witnesses said there was an explosion near the Afghan defense ministry, which is about half a mile from the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force.

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  1. banasy©

    An explosion in Afghanistan. Shocking. Color me astounded.

    March 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Would that be the lighter shade of pale ?

    March 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      If I get any paler, I'll be transparent. I cannot wait for Spring to get here!

      March 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Probably the blast that killed that police officer and those children.

    March 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©


    March 10, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |