Thursday, 14 September 2017

Afghanistan cricket ground hit by suicide bomb blast in Kabul

At least three people have been killed in a suicide bombing during a cricket match in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
Hundreds of people were watching a T20 match between the Boost Defenders and Mis Ainak Knights at Kabul International Cricket Stadium at the time of the explosion.
The blast killed two civilians and a police officer and left 12 people injured, including two children. Two police officers were also among the wounded.

The bomber is believed to have struck after being stopped at a checkpoint while walking towards the stadium.

"The security forces by sacrificing themselves have prevented the attacker from reaching the crowd (inside the stadium) and creating a catastrophe," said police spokesman Basir Mujahid.

The Shpageeza Cricket League, Afghanistan's annual domestic T20 tournament, features six teams and runs from 11 September until 22 September.

All teams have a handful of foreign players, with many coming from Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

SKY    News.

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