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Afghan security personnel arrive after a deadly suicide attack outside a cricket stadium, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday.

The Taliban militants group has rejected the group was involved behind the explosion near the cricket stadium in Kabul city.

Mujahed said one policeman and two civilians got killed and five others wounded in the incident.

At least three people died from the attack, for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

Jones was commentating in Kabul for the Shpageeza Cricket League, Afghanistan's T20 tournament, when the bomb went off outside the gates.

A small number of foreign players from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are taking part.

There were no immediate details on the casualties but Tolo News Television quoted the Afghan Cricket Board as saying all players were safe. "Thank God we are all safe", Cameron Delport, a South African batsman playing for the Boost Defenders team, tweeted after the match.

A security official said the incident took place after a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives near the a check post located in the vicinity close to the stadium.

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