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Grenade blast at Afghan cricket match killed two spectators: police

Scenes following the blast in Kabul’s cricket stadium. — Screengrab/File

KABUL: A grenade that exploded throughout a match at Afghanistan’s primary cricket stadium killed two spectators, police stated Saturday, a day after the blast.

On the time of the explosion, a whole lot of individuals have been on the home T20 league match on the Kabul Worldwide Cricket Stadium.

When contacted after the blast, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran stated it was attributable to a grenade, however didn’t supply any particulars on casualties.

Nasseb Khan, the chief government of Afghanistan Cricket Board, had tweeted that 4 spectators have been wounded within the explosion.

On Saturday, Zadran stated the blast had killed two spectators.

“One died on the spot whereas the opposite succumbed later to his accidents,” he informed AFP.

Whereas ranges of violence in Afghanistan have fallen because the Taliban’s takeover in August final 12 months, Daesh has carried out a number of bombings and gun assaults in latest months.

This 12 months’s version of the Shpageeza Cricket League — its eighth season — is the primary such event because the Taliban seized energy.

Its eight groups have many gamers from the nation’s nationwide workforce.

Cricket is a well-liked sport in Afghanistan, with lots of its gamers gaining worldwide recognition.

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