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Explosion at cricket stadium during match - at least three dead

13 Septembre 2017

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the main cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least three people as a tournament was under way, officials said.

The explosion occurred at about 3.45pm on Wednesday afternoon.

A security source confirmed that two security personnel in a check post located close to the stadium lost their lives in the attack and some others including security personnel and civilians were wounded.

The match was stopped immediately.

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There were no immediate details on the casualties but Tolo News Television quoted the Afghan Cricket Board as saying all players were safe.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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

Explosion at cricket stadium during match - at least three dead