Eight cricket fans killed at Afghan Ramadan Cup | Sunday Observer

Eight cricket fans killed at Afghan Ramadan Cup

JALALABAD AFP: Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm (1830 GMT) on Friday evening as they watched the local “Ramadan Cup”, the provincial governor’s office said. No group has yet claimed the murders but the Taliban said they were not responsible in a WhatsApp message.

In September 2017 IS claimed a suicide bombing on a cricket match in Kabul which left three dead and five injured. 

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