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Bomber kills 7 outside Afghan cricket stadium

13 September, 2017, 17:40 | Author: Leah Owens
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At least three persons were killed and five injured on Wednesday in a powerful blast near Kabul International Stadium during a domestic T20 cricket match, officials said.

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.

"Three people - a policeman and two civilians - have been killed and five civilians sustained injuries", Interior Ministry Spokesperson Najib Danesh said.

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No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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

At least seven security personnel and civilians have reportedly been injured.

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The explosion happened at around 3:45 p.m., police spokesman Basir Mojahid said. Local Tolo News Television quoted the Afghan Cricket Board as saying all players were safe.

Scores of police blocked the road leading to the stadium where the sixth match of the Shpageeza Cricket League season between the Boost Defenders and Mis Ainak Knights was under way.

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