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Bomb blast at Kabul International Stadium during a T20 match

Update : 30 Jul 2022, 13:04

At least four people were injured in an explosion suspected to be a "suicide bombing" attack at the Kabul International Stadium during a domestic T20 league cricket match played in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Friday.

The explosion happened at a match between Pamir Zalmi and Band-e-Amir Dragons. All players were rushed inside a bunker following the blast.

The spectators were seen rushing to safety as chaos engulfed the stadium following the explosion, triggering panic and tensions among all those present in the stadium.

According to media reports, the blast occurred during a Shpageeza Cricket League match at the venue. It has also been learnt that the members of the United Nations were also present at the venue when the incident happened. The players and the match officials were taken in were rushed inside a bunker after the blast.

The Kabul Police headquarters have confirmed the incident. The blast comes two days after an explosion took place near the gate of Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul.

This is the second time that a Shpageeza Cricket League match was hindered by a bomb blast. Back in 2017, a powerful bomb blast left at least three persons killed and five injured near Kabul International Stadium during a domestic T20 cricket match.

The videos from the venue have been surfacing on social media. No terror group has taken the responsibility for the attack so far.

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