Explosion at cricket stadium during match - at least three dead

Afghans Demonstrate Against Offensive US Leaflet

Afghans Demonstrate Against Offensive US Leaflet

An ongoing game of the Shpageeza T20 Cricket League in Afghanistan between the Boost Defenders and the Mis-E-Ainak Knights is now put to a pause after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a check point outside the Kabul International Cricket Stadium, the venue for the game.

An explosion rocked a stadium in the Afghan capital, causing deaths and injuries.

The Kabul cricket board officials confirmed the incident took place close to Alokozay cricket stadium.

On August 29, a suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the US Embassy killed at least five people. The match was stopped immediately but it resumed later.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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.

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