Kabul: Blast outside cricket stadium kills three people

Afghan army targets Taliban hideout, killing 3

Afghan army targets Taliban hideout, killing 3

At least three persons were killed and five others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself outside a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital of Kabul, news agency AFP reported.

The blast reportedly took place while a game was being played, near one of the gates of the stadium, Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish told CNN.

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

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Officials also said all players participating in a Shpageeza Cricket League match within the stadium and the spectators were safe.

The explosion happened at about 3.45pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a check post leading to Kabul International Cricket Stadium, where the Shpageeza Cricket League match was being held.

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility or details of the players.

The match was stopped immediately.

Afghanistan has always been a victim of terrorism and has been deprived of regular worldwide cricket games due to security concerns.

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