Explosion at cricket stadium during match - at least three dead

Explosion at cricket stadium during match - at least three dead

On Aug. 29, a suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the U.S. Embassy killed at least five people.

Initial reports had said the explosion occurred at one of the gates of the stadium but officials later clarified that the bomber had blown himself up near a checkpoint. All the cricket players are reportedly safe, Tolo News quoted the Afghan Cricket Board as saying.

According to TOLONews, security sources confirmed a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a check post leading to the Kabul International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday during a Shpageeza Cricket League match.

The explosion occurred at about 3.45pm on Wednesday afternoon.

The match was halted immediately after the news of the explosion reached the match officials.

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

Afghanistan's national cricket team has played its "home" matches outside the country because of security concerns.

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