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Afghanistan: Series of explosions hit sports stadium in Nangarhar province, 8 killed

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 19 May 2018

Afghanistan:  Series of explosions hit sports stadium in Nangarhar province,  8 killed
Kabul, May 19: At least eight people were killed as blasts rocked a sports stadium in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

The incident left 45 others injured.

 

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Afghanistan's Pajhwok Afghan News that three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off at the stadium late on Friday when a Ramadan cricket event was underway.

 

The spokesman told the Afghanistan-based news agency that the organizer of the Ramadan Cup, Hidayatullah Zaheer, and Dr. Nekmal, deputy mayor of Jalalabad, were among the dead.

 

According to media reports, the explosions occurred after some officials entered the venue.

 

No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts so far.

 

The Taliban has reportedly denied their involvement in the incident.




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