Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead and 45 injured

JALALABAD: Eight individuals were killed and 45 injured in a progression of blasts focusing on a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, authorities said Saturday, the first attack since the heavenly month of Ramadan started.

The blasts detonated among onlookers packed into the stadium at around 11pm on Friday evening as they viewed the neighborhood “Ramadan Cup”, the common representative’s office said. No team has yet guaranteed the killings up ’til now.

Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar region, on the fringe with Pakistan, has a Taliban nearness and is additionally a fortification of the Islamic State gathering. In September 2017 IS asserted a suicide shelling on a cricket match in Kabul which left three dead and five injured.