The Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground was the scene of a bomb explosion that shook the Afghan capital city of Kabul. On Friday, July 29, the bomb went off among the spectators watching a Shpageeza Cricket League game in Kabul. The most recent reports state that a suicide bombing occurred in Kabul during the Afghanistan Premier T20 competition. Both sides’ players were ushered inside a bunker. At the time of the incident, UN representatives were also present at the stadium.
According to reports only 4 spectators were injured and as of now no causalities have been declared.
Afghanistan T20 match suicide bombing
As mayhem broke out in the stadium following the explosion. Due to tensions among everyone within, people could be seen running for cover. The event happened at the Kabul International stadium during Pamir Zalmi. And the Band-e-Amir Dragons’ 22nd league match of the Shpageeza Cricket League. The event has been confirmed by the Kabul Police headquarters. However no casualties have been reported as of yet.
Since the Taliban seized control in August 2021, terror assaults have taken over the Afghan capital Kabul, and recently, ISIS fighters have assaulted a number of religious sites. Following another bombing last month when the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) assaulted the Gurudwara, which resulted in the deaths of numerous Sikhs and Taliban members, a bomb detonated beside the Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul earlier this week.
At least nine people were hurt in the explosion at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium, but there are probably many more casualties. It looks that an IED was planted in the stands. After the blast, it appears that the second inning has begun.
A number of bombings have apparently been carried out in Afghanistan by the Islamic State (IS) organisation. Which is opposed to the Taliban government. In one of the bloodiest strikes this year, four blasts that shook Kabul. And the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in May resulted in 14 fatalities and 32 injuries.