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Asia Crisis

Blasts in Kabul were controlled - official

(Updates with detail)

KABUL, June 10 (Reuters) - Two explosions heard in the Afghan capital on Tuesday were controlled detonations carried out by munitions experts inside the presidential palace, an official said.

The blasts caused some panic among residents of the city, which has seen a series of suicide attacks by the resurgent Taliban in recent years.

Demining agencies and the military frequently carry out the controlled destruction of landmines as well as other ordnance, a legacy of the country's three decades of war. (Reporting by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Jerry Norton)

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