A suicide explosion rocked the Kabul International Cricket Stadium in the Shpageeza Cricket League T20, an IPL-style tournament held in the Afghan capital. All players were rushed into a bunker after the explosion.
The explosion happened during a match between Band-e-Amir Dragons and Pamir Zalmi. United Nations officials were present at the stadium when the attack took place.
Spectators were seen rushing to safety as chaos engulfed the stadium following the explosion, sparking panic and tension among everyone in the stadium.
Several casualties were reported at the stadium. Social media websites are full of videos of the attack which took place at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.
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No terrorist group has taken responsibility for the attack so far.
The Shpageeza Cricket League, an IPL-style professional T20 tournament, was launched by the Afghanistan Cricket Board in 2013.
It should be noted that Afghanistan has been marred by isolated attacks that have taken place across the country, particularly after the Taliban came to power in August last year. Since then, disparate militias, in their attempt to exert their domination, have launched attacks, in particular against minorities.
A few days ago, an explosion took place near the gate of Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul. In June, several explosions rocked Gurdwara Karte Parwan in the Bagh-e Bala neighborhood of Kabul. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the gurdwara which resulted in the deaths of two people, including a member of the Sikh community.