Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

2 die in blast near Kabul International Stadium

2 die in blast near Kabul International Stadium

Some reports have said as many as 9 people have been killed.

At least two people were killed when an explosion took place during a cricket league match at Kabul International Stadium on Wednesday.

The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stopped at a security checkpoint by suspicious police as he walked towards the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground where a match was under way. Initial reports had said that the explosion was at one of gates of the stadium.

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The explosion happened at around 3:45 p.m., police spokesman Basir Mojahid said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

The stadium was packed with people watching the Shpageeza Cricket League 2017, Afghanistan's annual domestic T20 Tournament.

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The Kabul cricket board officials confirmed the incident took place close to Alokozay cricket stadium. Local Tolo News Television quoted the Afghan Cricket Board as saying all players were safe.

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