KABUL, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- A powerful controlled explosion went off in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, Sunday morning, causing panic among the people.
Local media 1 TV quoted an official of the National Directorate for Security, the country's spy agency, as saying that the controlled blast took place in Pul-e-Charkhi area in eastern Kabul, where dozens of military compound are located.
However, no statement or press release was issued by the country's interior and defense ministries to inform the media about the incident prior to the explosion.
No security and police official was immediately available to make comments.
"For seconds I thought it is an earthquake. Then I considered it is a suicide bombing. It shocked me, after that I begun to call my family members to check if they are OK," a resident Mohammad Jawad told Xinhua.
Afghans are war-weary people and any big bang causes concern among them.
Over the past one month several bombings took place in Kabul.
On Dec. 8, one policeman was shot dead by a terrorist in an explosive-packed car in eastern Kabul. The attacker escaped and the car bomb was defused by the bomb disposal team.
On Nov. 16, a total of 13 people were killed and 30 others injured in a Taliban insurgent suicide car bombing in western Kabul, which also destroyed 17 cars and 18 shops.
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