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World Suicide bomb near cricket stadium in Afghan capital kills at least 2

16:11  13 september  2017
16:11  13 september  2017 Source:   reuters.com

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KABUL (Reuters) - 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.

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.

Afghan security police stand guard near the site of a deadly suicide attack outside a cricket stadium in the capital of Kabul on Wednesday. © Rahmat Gul Afghan security police stand guard near the site of a deadly suicide attack outside a cricket stadium in the capital of Kabul on Wednesday. A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday as a match was under way, killing at least two people, officials said.

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

There was no immediate claim of responsibility or details of the players.

Cricket, which spread from refugee camps in Pakistan, has become one of Afghanistan's most popular sports and the national team has become increasingly successful, raising the profile of the game.

Reporting by Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Nick Macfie


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