Blast outside Afghanistan cricket stadium during league match; 2 killed

Blast outside Afghanistan cricket stadium during league match; 2 killed

Blast outside Afghanistan cricket stadium during league match; 2 killed

An apparent suicide bomber set off a blast outside the main cricket stadium in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least three people as a match went on inside, authorities said.

It also reported that the explosion happened at around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday and killed a member of the security force besides a civilian.

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Shpageeza Cricket League season kicked off on Monday and is scheduled to run through to September 22 at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.

Initial reports had said the explosion occurred at one of the gates of the stadium but officials later clarified that the bomber had blown himself up near a checkpoint.

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The media outlet said citing cricket officials that all the athletes were safe, and the match could be resumed later.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. The game was immediately stopped after the blast was heard.

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Afghanistan has always been a victim of terrorism and has been deprived of regular global cricket games due to security concerns.

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