03/09/2013 12:07 am ET Updated Mar 09, 2013

Large Explosion Reported In Kabul During Hagel Visit

KABUL, March 9 (Reuters) - A blast was heard in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

The explosion was heard near the Afghan Defence Ministry, said a defence official. An ISAF spokesman said Hagel was nowhere near the explosion. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)