Two killed in bombing outside cricket stadium in Kabul

Pauline Gross
September 13, 2017

At least two security force personnel were killed in a bomb attack near a cricket stadium in Kabul on Wednesday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series of deadly assaults in the city. The invasion removed the Taliban militants from power, but militancy continues to this day.

Cricket officials said all the players were safe.

Initially, it was reported that the explosion took place at the stadium gate.

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The match was on a break while the attack happened, but resumed without delay. The Afghan government usually refers to the Taliban and militants based in Pakistan as enemies.

"They told me that there is no problem in your country and you can live there so you can't stay here (Germany) anymore", Mohammad Jamshidi, one of the deportees, told AFP.

War-torn Afghanistan has earned acclaim in cricket in recent years as an emerging force in worldwide play.

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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