Bomber kills 7 outside Afghan cricket stadium

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At least two people were killed when an explosion took place during a cricket league match at Kabul International Stadium on Wednesday.

The blast outside Kabul International Cricket Stadium took place during a match in Afghanistan's Shpageeza Cricket League, a T20 franchise tournament on the lines of the Indian Premier League and similar 20-over tournaments.

On Aug. 29, a suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the U.S. Embassy killed at least five people.

The media outlet said citing cricket officials that all the athletes were safe, and the match could be resumed later.

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The explosion happened at around 3:45 p.m., police spokesman Basir Mojahid said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility or details of the players.

Cricket has become one of Afghanistan's most popular sports and the national team, many of whose members have trained in India, has become increasingly successful, raising the profile of the game.

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