Two killed in bombing outside cricket stadium in Kabul

Two killed in bombing outside cricket stadium in Kabul

Authorities say a suicide bomber has attacked a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing at least two people and wounding at least seven.

Shpageeza Cricket League season kicked off on Monday and is scheduled to run through to September 22 at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.

The explosion happened at about 3.45pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said hundreds of people were inside watching a match when the bomber struck outside the gates where security guards were searching people.

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ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack. The game was immediately stopped after the blast was heard.

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

Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told AFP the match was briefly interrupted and "all players and cricket board officials are safe".

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

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