At least four people were injured in a blast at Kabul Cricket Stadium. The explosion took place during Shpageeza Cricket League T20 in Afghanistan on Friday. Players were not harmed in the incident and were immediately shifted to a bunker, according to local media reports.
Videos from the site of the blast show people rushing from the scene. Hundreds of people started leaving the stadium immediately after the blast.
UN Officials Were At The Stadium At The Time of The Blast
Officials from the United Nations were also present at the stadium when the attack took place.
Chief Executive of ACB, Nassib Khan, stated that the "match was going on between two teams in Shpageza League, and during the match, a blast happened; four civilians in the crowd have been injured," according to Reuters.
The Blast Took Place During A Cricket Match
The explosion went off during a match between the Pamir Zalmi and the Band-e-Amir Dragons.
Multiple videos from the scene show that thousands of people were present at the stadium at the time of the blast.
Islamic State Has Been Behind The Recent Blast In Afghanistan
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the blast. But since the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan, Islamic State is actively involved in multiple blasts in Afghanistan. After the Taliban assumed power in the country in August 2021, Islamic State claimed nearly all of the blasts in the country.
The blast happened after Pamir Zalmi set a 160-run target for Band-e-Amir dragons in 20 overs. Following the explosion, the target was reset at 94 from 10 overs for Band-e-Amir who chased, according to Ariana News.