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

5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan suicide attack on 9/11 anniversary

  5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan suicide attack on 9/11 anniversary Five U.S. troops were wounded Monday when a suicide bomber drove a car bomb into an armored convoy outside Bagram Air Base in northern Afghanistan, officials told Fox News. The wounded troops have “minor injuries,” according to a U.S. defense official who described the injuries as “broken bones” and concussions. A Georgian soldier and four Afghan civilians were also hurt in the incident.The attack occurred around 1:00 p.m. local time and came on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which were perpetrated by the Afghanistan-based Al Qaeda.There are about 11,000 U.S.

Kabul: 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. Tags :# Cricket stadium #Kabul #Newstracker #Pakistan #Refugee camps # Suicide bomb .

Afghanistan : Suicide bomber kills two security forces near cricket stadium ; players safe - 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.

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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